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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, you were presented with the main aspects of user management in Keycloak. You learned that users can be created directly in Keycloak or by integrating with different third-party identity providers and external identity stores. You also learned that Keycloak enables these integrations by leveraging open standard protocols such as OpenID Connect, SAML, and LDAP. You also learned that users are provided with capabilities to sign up for a realm, either by enabling self-registration to a realm or by integrating with a third-party provider. Finally, you learned that users can also manage their accounts through the Keycloak Account Console.

In the next chapter, we are going to look at how users can authenticate using different credentials, as well as how Keycloak is the perfect fit for strong authentication.