At Opal, we've just launched nested groups and access visualizations to improve group organization hygiene, which enhances security.
Instead of having a collection of access groups all jumbled together with no rhyme or reason, we've created a way for users to display and manipulate *the relationship* between access groups.
Manipulating access groups isn't just about keeping things neat; it means you get to control the hierarchy of access across your organization.
For example, instead of duplicating all your permissions when creating a subgroup of Engineering (e.g. iOS Engineering), you can now nest iOS Engineering under the Engineering access group. And if you ever decide to add a subgroup of the iOS Engineering group (e.g. front-end iOS Engineering group), you can easily do that by nesting another layer deep.
The best part? If you change your permissions for the Engineering group, Opal cascades those changes down to all nested groups.
As you might imagine, this can save your team time, money, and energy, while keeping your organization more secure.
Not only are we making organizing your groups easier, we're also introducing a brand new way of visualizing these groups. Being able to construct and visualize a complex group structure gives you an easy way to see where a user is getting their access.
With ten different ways to visualize the connection between your users, resources, and groups, it's easy to see your organization's access at a glance.