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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: Integrating Applications with Keycloak

So far, you have been presented with the main concepts and configuration options in Keycloak. In this chapter, you finally will learn how to apply them so that you can configure your applications and let them integrate with Keycloak.

Through some selected integration scenarios and coding examples, you will learn which integration approach works best for you according to the technology stack your applications are using and the platform they are running on. You will be presented with different integration options for applications using GoLang, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, and Python. If none of the options work for you, then don't worry – you will learn how to integrate with Keycloak using a reverse proxy that sits in front of your application.

By the end of this chapter, you will have a good understanding of some of the available integration options for you, depending on the characteristics of your applications and their...