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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 7

  1. In this chapter, you were presented with different integration options for different programming languages and platforms. If the programming language you are using already supports OpenID Connect, even if this is being done through a library or framework, you should consider using it.

    Alternatively, you can also use a reverse proxy such as Apache HTTP Server.

  2. No, the Keycloak adapters were created when there were not many trusted client libraries. Nowadays, programming languages, and the frameworks built on top of these languages, already provide support for OpenID Connect.

    As a rule of thumb, do the opposite: only consider using any of the Keycloak adapters if you are left with no other option.

  3. If you are using Reactive Native, you might want to look at

    There you should find examples on how to use it with Keycloak.

    Remember that Keycloak is a fully compliant OpenID...