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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

  1. In Keycloak's code base, SPIs are organized into two main modules, the keycloak-server-spi and keycloak-server-spi-private modules. Public SPIs are located at the keycloak-server-spi module and Keycloak does its best to keep their interfaces backward compatible between releases. These SPIs are also usually documented. On the other hand, private SPIs are not supported in terms of backward compatibility and they usually lack documentation. As a rule of thumb, consider first looking at the SPIs available from the documentation, as they are usually what Keycloak expects people to use for extending the server.
  2. There is no specific documentation for these two interfaces, just their Javadoc. The Keycloak team is working to improve this area.
  3. This depends on the SPI you need to extend. As you learned from this chapter, in order to extend Keycloak themes, a basic CSS, JavaScript, and HTML background is more than enough. Other SPIs allow their capabilities to be...