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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


In this chapter, you learned how to integrate Keycloak with different types of applications, depending on the technology stack they are using, as well as the platform they are running. You also learned about the importance of using well-known and established open standards and what that means in terms of interoperability. This means you are free to choose the OpenID Connect client implementation that better serves your needs, while still respecting compliance and keeping your applications up to date with the OAuth2 and OpenID Connect best practices and security fixes.

Finally, you learned why you should avoid implementing your own integration, as well as the things you should consider when you're looking for alternatives, if none of the other options work for you.

In the next chapter, you will learn about the different authorization strategies you can use to protect your application resources.