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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 identity

In identity, standards are a serious thing. According to the Business Dictionary (, a standard is defined as a “formulation, publication and implementation of guidelines, rules, and specification for common and repeated use, aimed at achieving the optimum degree of order or uniformity in a given context, discipline, or field.” This sentence encompasses brilliantly why standardization is so important – by adopting standards and protocols commonly agreed upon by a vast community of people, enterprises are enabled to make choices without having an active participation in the realization of the model that needs to be developed.

In the previous chapter, we talked about the cloud being a hugely transformational phenomenon that has greatly impacted our lives by making a plethora of services available to people in all parts of the world, all thanks to the distributed nature of cloud services.

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