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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 14

  1. There is no such thing as perfectly secure software, and mistakes are frequently made. Luckily, both the Keycloak team and its community are continuously looking for vulnerabilities and are continuously fixing any issues they find. If you don't update Keycloak, you will not receive these fixes, but anyone wanting to attack your Keycloak server will.
  2. Keycloak stores a lot of sensitive data in the database, which is valuable information to an attacker. If an attacker gains write access to the database, the attacker can make changes that could allow the attacker to gain access to any application secured by Keycloak.
  3. No; only relying on a web application firewall is not a good idea. You will want to enable strong authentication, as well as provide a good level of security within the application itself.