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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

The cloud is boosting productivity and changing the components and tools used in application architectures, which, in turn, are affecting the way software is designed.

As a matter of fact, according to Gartner’s research, the total cloud market will reach something around 600,000,000,000 (billion) USD of overall revenue before 2023 with a double-digit percentage increase year by year.

As outlined in the previous chapter, user requirements are evolving, growing, and changing, and as a consequence, the technology paradigms, standards, and patterns are following the user requirements and evolving in parallel. In this chapter, we are going to have a detailed look at the impact market change has had on technology and software development, specifically identity.

We’ll start by viewing the present-day technology from a high-level point of view, regardless of the specific identity. If we think about IT a few years ago, there was the concept of a system...