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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

The identity features within an enterprise in the real world

For the sake of understanding all the complexities related to real-world scenarios and to better capture what a holistic view of identity in a big enterprise may look like, we are going to enumerate all the topics related to identity that a modern enterprise needs to consider:

  • Privileged access management (PAM): PAM consists of identity strategies and technologies to manage the full life cycle of elevated (privileged) users who have access to highly confidential corporate or government information and can become targets for cybercriminals.
  • Endpoint security: Endpoint security solutions protect user devices that can compromise corporate network security via the valuable identity data stored in them.
  • Identity governance and administration (IGA): IGA systems merge identity administration (which addresses account and credentials administration, provisioning, and entitlement management) with identity governance...