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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 social identity providers

A common requirement for applications that use Keycloak is the possibility to authenticate users using different social providers, such as Google, GitHub, Instagram, and Twitter.

Integration with social providers follows the same principles that you learned about in the previous section, where Keycloak acts as a broker to authenticate and exchange identity data about users using a well-known and open standard security protocol.

To integrate with a social provider, click on the Identity Providers link in the left-hand side menu.

Keycloak allows you to select from different social providers. To integrate with them, you only need to fill in some information that you usually obtain from the social provider you are integrating with.

Let's configure GitHub as a social provider to allow users to authenticate using their GitHub account. Firstly, make sure you have a valid GitHub account. If not, you can create one at https://github...