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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


  1. How do I change the look and feel of the pages shown in this chapter?

    Keycloak allows you to customize its look and feel entirely, not just for the pages that were presented in this chapter. As we are going to see in Chapter 13, Extending Keycloak, you should be able to change the look and feel of pages by changing the different themes provided by Keycloak. You can find more details in the documentation at

  2. I cannot follow the WebAuthn examples and register a security device. What am I missing?

    WebAuthn requires you to use a FIDO - or FIDO2-compliant security device. You should also consider accessing Keycloak using HTTPS and using a valid domain name. WebAuthn is strict about domain names and secure connections if the server is accessed from a different domain than the client. You should also make sure the browser you are using has support for the WebAuthn API. You should also consider looking at the...