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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 Cloud Era and Identity

This chapter will discuss the current technology landscape. It will provide a basic idea about the trends, the evolution of technology, and the typical challenges of identity management and governance at this moment in time. Knowing the current technology landscape promotes interoperability because then, organizations can easily collaborate by using common standards and enterprise architects are equipped with the means to design modern, secure, and reliable applications.

This chapter is focused on preparing you to better understand the technical details that will be provided in the upcoming sections.

In this chapter, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • The cloud era
  • Identity in the cloud era
  • The challenges of identity
  • The cloud identity
  • A hybrid identity
  • The future of identity