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Cloud Identity Patterns and Strategies

By : Giuseppe Di Federico, Fabrizio Barcaroli
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Book Image

Cloud Identity Patterns and Strategies

5 (1)
By: Giuseppe Di Federico, Fabrizio Barcaroli

Overview of this book

Identity is paramount for every architecture design, making it crucial for enterprise and solutions architects to understand the benefits and pitfalls of implementing identity patterns. However, information on cloud identity patterns is generally scattered across different sources and rarely approached from an architect’s perspective, and this is what Cloud Identity Patterns and Strategies aims to solve, empowering solutions architects to take an active part in implementing identity solutions. Throughout this book, you’ll cover various theoretical topics along with practical examples that follow the implementation of a standard de facto identity provider (IdP) in an enterprise, such as Azure Active Directory. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll explore the different factors that contribute to an enterprise's current status quo around identities and harness modern authentication approaches to meet specific requirements of an enterprise. You’ll also be able to make sense of how modern application designs are impacted by the company’s choices and move on to recognize how a healthy organization tackles identity and critical tasks that the development teams pivot on. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to breeze through creating portable, robust, and reliable applications that can interact with each other.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: Impact of Digital Transformation
Part 2: OAuth Implementation and Patterns
Part 3: Real-World Scenarios

Identity Providers in the Real World

In the last chapter, we saw the most popular trends that describe the challenges that any enterprise architect should be aware of when designing an application nowadays.

This chapter will provide a list of the most prominent Identity Providers (IDPs) that are part of the modern identity landscape. We are going to briefly describe their capabilities in terms of use cases and the target audience they cover.

The objective of this chapter is not only to review the most prominent IDPs one by one but also to enable you to understand, appreciate, and evaluate technical and non-technical considerations when it is time to choose a provider.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • The technical aspects
  • The non-technical aspects
  • Azure Active Directory (AAD)
  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Azure Active Directory B2C (AD B2C)
  • Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • Customer Identity from...