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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

Walkthrough of Digital Identity in the Enterprise

Business and the technology to support it are moving at a faster pace than ever before.

Digital transformation has disrupted the technology we used to deal with until recently. It is still occurring, and the evolution is not finished. The reason why this is happening can be summarized as follows: new technologies, trends, and tools supplied by the major cloud providers are helping companies to focus on business value rather than the surrounding complexity of an in-house data center.

Cloud and digital transformation cannot be seen anymore as the next step of information technology (IT) transformation; it is the present, and it is occurring right now. Many companies have already embraced this evolution and have transformed their data centers into cloud assets, and we need to expect most of the remaining companies’ assets to leave on-premises data centers soon.

In other words, most companies are in the process of reinventing themselves. They are revisiting how they produce software assets, they are caring more about time to market, and they are understanding how much this can be directly proportional to the success of the company.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following topics:

  • Impacts of digital transformation on the market
  • Why it is important to think about an identity strategy, what items an enterprise should not underestimate, and what the challenges are
  • The importance of the UX and how it maps to the digital identity
  • Common technical protocols for identity in the enterprise