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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

Exploring Real-World Scenarios

To better be able to focus on what real-world scenarios involve, first, it is important to holistically see the concept of identity within an enterprise.

To provide a broader view, first, this chapter will introduce all the features that a modern enterprise needs to consider regarding identity. This will help you to understand the implications and complexities to be expected in the real world.

The rest of the chapter will then present scenarios we come across in an enterprise when developing solutions, with a particular focus on modern applications. The examples that will be shown will demonstrate microservices applications designed with domain-driven design (DDD) principles in mind.

Most of the assets in a modern enterprise should be authenticated and authorized. The following are some use cases that are purposely very different from each other:

  • Employees who need to access their mailbox
  • Applications that need to query a database...