In recent years, we’ve seen the emergence of a new form of technology scale. Today’s emerging technologies—which rapidly grow to millions of users—don’t sell products or services. Instead they build a platform on which others can create value. However, these new platforms often fail because the design and growth strategies involved in building them are complex, resource intensive, and expensive to scale. Despite this massive challenge, many companies in the identity and access management (IAM) and customer identity and access management (CIAM) space are still building their own IDaaS platform internally—and oftentimes failing to achieve their goals.
Damian Schenkelman dives into the complexities, resources, and scalability challenges Auth0 has faced in creating an IDaaS platform that securely manages more than 2.5 billion logins per month. You’ll explore specific scenarios including scaling password hashing, user search, and designing across multiple cloud regions, among others.