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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

Customer Identity from SAP Customer Data Cloud

Customer Identity is a CIAM solution from SAP Customer Data Cloud that enables organizations to engage with their customers and connect them with their web applications.

Customer Identity provides a comprehensive list of features that simplify the collection of user information and the overall management effort of maintaining an enterprise CIAM solution:

  • Registration and login options: There is a large number of built-in registration and login options, which include social login (such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Amazon, and Microsoft) and federated login using the SAML or OpenID Connect protocols. It is also possible to configure passwordless phone and push authentication and, to increase the security posture, risk-based authentication.
  • Screen-Sets: Screen-Sets are sets of screens that govern the user interaction with Customer Identity by defining a user-facing flow. Flows typically belong to the following types...