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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

Integrating with third-party identity providers

Keycloak can integrate with third-party identity providers using a set of open standard protocols.

In the previous section, you learned about user federation and how to easily integrate with LDAP. Identity providers leverage user federation to create cross-domain trust between Keycloak and an identity provider, where the identity data about users is shared and used by Keycloak to create, authenticate, and authorize users.

Integration with third-party identity providers is possible by using Keycloak as an identity broker, where Keycloak acts as an intermediary service for authenticating and replicating users from a targeted identity provider.

Identity brokering can solve different types of problems. As we will see in the next section, it can be used to integrate with social providers, as an integration point to a legacy identity and access management system, or to share identity data between a business partner and your organization...