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Keycloak - Identity and Access Management for Modern Applications

By : Stian Thorgersen, Pedro Igor Silva
Book Image

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

Integrating with JavaScript applications

You will find different OpenID Connect client implementations for JavaScript that you can use to integrate Keycloak with your Single-Page Applications (SPA).

In this section, we are going to cover how to use the Keycloak JavaScript adapter, a client implementation provided by Keycloak that is targeted at JavaScript-based applications running in a browser, as well as for those using React.JS or React Native.

The code examples for this section are available from the following GitHub repository:

$ cd Keycloak-Identity-and-Access-Management-for-Modern-Applications/ch7/keycloak-js-adapter

In the preceding directory, you will find all the code you'll need to follow and run the upcoming examples.

The first step to configuring your application with the Keycloak JS adapter is adding the keycloak.js library to your page:

<script type="text/javascript" src="KC_URL/js/keycloak.js"></script>