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Keycloak - Identity and Access Management for Modern Applications

By : Stian Thorgersen, Pedro Igor Silva
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Keycloak - Identity and Access Management for Modern Applications

By: Stian Thorgersen, Pedro Igor Silva

Overview of this book

Implementing authentication and authorization for applications can be a daunting experience, often leaving them exposed to security vulnerabilities. Keycloak is an open-source solution for identity management and access management for modern applications, which can make a world of difference if you learn how to use it. Keycloak, helping you get started with using it and securing your applications. Complete with hands-on tutorials, best practices, and self-assessment questions, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to secure a sample application and then move on to securing different application types. As you progress, you will understand how to configure and manage Keycloak as well as how to leverage some of its more advanced capabilities. Finally, you'll gain insights into securely using Keycloak in production. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to install and manage Keycloak as well as how to secure new and existing applications.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started with Keycloak
Section 2: Securing Applications with Keycloak
Section 3: Configuring and Managing Keycloak
Section 4: Security Considerations

Chapter 9: Configuring Keycloak for Production

So far, you have learned how to use Keycloak, the key concepts, and how to start using it to secure your applications. In this chapter, you will be creating a pre-production Keycloak cluster to understand all the different aspects and steps when configuring it for production, such as if you were deploying it in bare metal or in a VM.

You should consider the same configuration aspects when running Keycloak as a container. Although, in this case, most of the configuration is done transparently by the container image, the concepts from this chapter are still useful to understand how containers are configured and what you should consider when deploying Keycloak on OpenShift or Kubernetes.

In the next sections, you will be introduced to each of these aspects and how they fit into a real production deployment of Keycloak. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to apply the same steps and recommendations provided herein to deploy...