Jason Gerlowski

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Solr Integrations Engineer

Jason has been working on Search since 2013 through projects at Vivisimo, IBM Watson, and at Lucidworks. He began working on Apache Solr in 2015 and is now a proud Lucene/Solr committer and PMC member. He currently works for Lucidworks where he's excited about making Solr easier to use and understand- through more intuitive APIs and clients, and clearer documentation.

Jason Gerlowski is speaking at the following session/s

Solr’s Not-So-Basic Auth

Thursday | 3:20PM - 4:00PM | Columbia 3/4

Solr's Authentication and Authorization plugins are widely deployed and critical security features of mature search deployments. Unfortunately, they're also among Solr's most confusing and least understood features. Learn best practices to secure Solr, including how admins can configure and test satisfactorily, avoiding pitfalls that may put you and your customers at risk. Learn how to get Solr security right the first time. Learn about the different security plugins Solr offers, including the recently introduced JWT Authentication plugin. Its example-driven format will teach you to avoid common mistakes and the simplest way to test security settings.

Audience Takeaway 
Securing Solr is an important step in taking most deployments to production. Attendees will be in a better place to make decisions about their cluster's security and will learn the skills to implement those decisions with confidence.

Intended Audience
Anyone interested in security generally, or anyone who manages a secured Solr deployment currently or may do so soon in the future.

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