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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


In this chapter, we covered the main steps to configure Keycloak for production. With the information provided herein, you should now be aware of the main steps and configuration to successfully deploy Keycloak for high availability. You learned that when deploying Keycloak in production, you should always use a secure channel using HTTPS, as well as the importance of setting up the hostname provider to configure how Keycloak issues tokens and exposes its endpoints through the OpenID Connect Discovery document. You also learned about the importance of using a production-grade database and its impact on the overall performance and availability of Keycloak, as well as on data consistency and integrity. Lastly, you learned how to configure and run a cluster with multiple Keycloak instances and how to use a reverse proxy to distribute load across these instances.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to manage users in Keycloak, as well as integrating Keycloak with different...