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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

Okta (Auth0)

Unlike Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, Okta is a company that we can call IAM-born. The core business of Okta is identity management; 100% of their business relates to identity management and, as a consequence, all the effort of the company is focused in this direction. In March 2021, Auth0 was acquired by Okta, another company that is focused on identity and the ecosystem around it.

Okta built its customer experience on top of the following pillars:

  • Directories: The directory is the basic pillar of an enterprise that intends to adopt Okta. The directory is used to host resources, users, and groups. An Okta directory enables their customer to store an unlimited number of users, devices, and groups in a single and structured view. In the Okta language, a universal directory usually represents the main instance of the Okta IDP. Customers may use multiple directories if a company has multi-tenant ambitions.
  • Integrations: This pillar encompasses the ability of...