OPA C# SDK

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Important

The documentation for this SDK lives at https://docs.styra.com/sdk, with reference documentation available at https://styrainc.github.io/opa-csharp

You can use the Styra OPA SDK to connect to Open Policy Agent and Enterprise OPA deployments.

SDK Installation

Nuget

dotnet add package Styra.Opa

SDK Example Usage (high-level)

All the code examples that follow assume that the high-level SDK module has been imported, and that an OpaClient instance was created:

using Styra.Opa;


private string serverURL = "http://opa-host:8181";
private string path = "authz/allow";
private OpaClient opa;

opa = new OPAClient(serverURL);

var input = new Dictionary<string, object>() {
    { "user", "alice" },
    { "action", "read" },
    {"resource", "/finance/reports/fy2038_budget.csv"},
};

// (local variable) bool allowed
var allowed = await opa.check("authz/allow", input);
// (local variable) violations List<string>?
var violations = await opa.evaluate<List<string>>("authz/violations", input);

// Normal true/false cases...
if (allowed) {
    // ...
} else {
    Console.WriteLine("Violations: " + violations);
}

Input types

The check and evaluate methods are overloaded for most standard JSON types, which include the following variants for the input parameter:

C# type JSON equivalent type
bool Boolean
double Number
string String
List<object> Array
Dictionary<string, object> Object

Result Types

OpaClient.check

For the check method, the output type is always bool.

OpaClient.evaluate<T>

For the evaluate method, the output type is configurable using generics, as shown in the example below.

string path = "authz/accounts/max_limit";

double? maxLimit = opa.evaluate<double>(path, "example");

For cases where a default value is appropriate, you can avoid the nullable double type in the example like so:

string path = "authz/accounts/max_limit";

double maxLimit = opa.evaluate<double>(path, "example") ?? 0.0f;

If the selected return type <T> is possible to deserialize from the returned JSON, evaluate<T> will attempt to populate the variable with the value(s) present.

public struct AuthzStatus
{
    public AuthzStatus(bool allowed)
    {
        Allowed = allowed;
    }

    public double Allowed { get; }

    public override string ToString() => $"Application authorized: {Allowed}";
}

var input = new Dictionary<string, object>() {
    { "user", "alice" },
    { "action", "read" },
};

// (local variable) AuthzStatus status
var status = opa.evaluate<AuthzStatus>(path, input) ?? AuthzStatus(false);
Note

For low-level SDK usage, see the sections below.


OPA OpenAPI SDK (low-level)

SDK Example Usage

Example 1

using Styra.Opa.OpenApi;
using Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Requests;
using Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Components;

var sdk = new OpaApiClient();

var res = await sdk.ExecuteDefaultPolicyWithInputAsync(
    input: Input.CreateInputNumber(
8203.11D,
),
    pretty: false,
    acceptEncoding: GzipAcceptEncoding.Gzip);

// handle response

Example 2

using Styra.Opa.OpenApi;
using Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Requests;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Components;

var sdk = new OpaApiClient();

ExecuteBatchPolicyWithInputRequest req = new ExecuteBatchPolicyWithInputRequest() {
    Path = "app/rbac",
    RequestBody = new ExecuteBatchPolicyWithInputRequestBody() {
        Inputs = new Dictionary<string, Input>() {
            { "key", Input.CreateInputStr(
            "<value>",
            ) },
        },
    },
};

var res = await sdk.ExecuteBatchPolicyWithInputAsync(req);

// handle response

Example 3

using Styra.Opa.OpenApi;
using Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Requests;
using Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Components;

var sdk = new OpaApiClient();

ExecutePolicyWithInputRequest req = new ExecutePolicyWithInputRequest() {
    Path = "app/rbac",
    RequestBody = new ExecutePolicyWithInputRequestBody() {
        Input = Input.CreateInputBoolean(
        false,
        ),
    },
};

var res = await sdk.ExecutePolicyWithInputAsync(req);

// handle response

Available Resources and Operations

OpaApiClient SDK

Server Selection

Select Server by Index

You can override the default server globally by passing a server index to the serverIndex: number optional parameter when initializing the SDK client instance. The selected server will then be used as the default on the operations that use it. This table lists the indexes associated with the available servers:

# Server Variables
0 http://localhost:8181 None

Override Server URL Per-Client

The default server can also be overridden globally by passing a URL to the serverUrl: str optional parameter when initializing the SDK client instance. For example:

Error Handling

Handling errors in this SDK should largely match your expectations. All operations return a response object or thow an exception. If Error objects are specified in your OpenAPI Spec, the SDK will raise the appropriate type.

Error Object Status Code Content Type
Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Errors.ClientError 400,404 application/json
Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Errors.ServerError 500 application/json
Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Errors.SDKException 4xx-5xx /

Example

using Styra.Opa.OpenApi;
using System;
using Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Errors;
using Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Requests;
using Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Components;

var sdk = new OpaApiClient();

try
{
    var res = await sdk.ExecuteDefaultPolicyWithInputAsync(
    input: Input.CreateInputNumber(
8203.11D,
),
    pretty: false,
    acceptEncoding: GzipAcceptEncoding.Gzip);
    // handle response
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    if (ex is ClientError)
    {
        // handle exception
    }
    else if (ex is Models.Errors.ServerError)
    {
        // handle exception
    }
    else if (ex is Styra.Opa.OpenApi.Models.Errors.SDKException)
    {
        // handle exception
    }
}

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