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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 Python applications

Python applications that use Flask can easily enable OpenID Connect and OAuth2 to applications through the Flask-OIDC library. It can be used to protect client as well as resource server applications.


If you are looking for a library to enable OpenID Connect support for command-line interfaces, there are different OpenID Connect client implementations you can use at

To install Flask-OIDC, run the following command:

$ pip install Flask-OIDC

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

$ cd Keycloak-Identity-and-Access-Management-for-Modern-Applications/ch7/python

In the preceding directory, you will find a frontend directory and a backend directory containing all the code you will need to follow and run the following examples.

In the next section, we are going to start looking at how to enable a web application in order to authenticate...