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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 one of the main aspects of Keycloak: extensibility. You learned that Keycloak not only helps you to deploy IAM to your ecosystem, but also to adapt IAM to your needs.

For that, you were provided with the basics of how to change the look and feel of the server using themes and how to implement custom providers using some of the available SPIs. Although you were presented with only a few examples about how to extend Keycloak, you should be able to leverage what you learned from this chapter to extend Keycloak using any SPI.

In the next chapter, you will be looking at some security best practices and considerations when using Keyloak.