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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

Running the application

In this section, you will learn how to run the sample application.

If you don't already have Node.js installed on your workstation, go to for instructions on how to install it.

To run the frontend on Node.js, open a terminal and run the following commands:

$ cd Keycloak-Identity-and-Access-Management-for-Modern-Applications/ch2/frontend/
$ npm install
$ npm start

Next, open a new terminal to run the backend using the following commands:

$ cd Keycloak-Identity-and-Access-Management-for-Modern-Applications/ch2/backend/
$ npm install
$ npm start

Now that you have the sample application running with Node.js, you can register it with Keycloak, which we will cover in the next section.