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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

Chapter 13: Extending Keycloak

At this point, you should have a good idea in terms of what Keycloak has to offer as an Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution. You may also be trying to correlate what you have learned so far with the use cases you need to solve and how to leverage Keycloak capabilities to fit into your requirements.

Although Keycloak offers a rich configuration model that allows you to easily adapt its capabilities according to your needs, it is expected that the configuration is not enough to sort out all of them.

Among other questions, you are probably asking yourself how to change Keycloak pages to comply with your own User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) patterns. Or perhaps how Keycloak can leverage and integrate to a legacy database identity store for fetching identity-related data for existing users. Or maybe – and I promise this is my last attempt – you want to send audit events to a fraud detection system and integrate with...