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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


In this chapter, we explored the differences between cloud and hybrid identities, why they are important for an enterprise, and how they relate to each other. Synchronization protocols such as SCIM help an organization keep its different identity systems under control and allow them to seamlessly integrate legacy and modern identities. This chapter also provided an overview of the current state of technology, and we outlined the points that affect protocol creation, as well as the important pillars an enterprise-grade design needs to take into account. This helped us to not only understand what it is today but also the trends and the possible implications of the next-generation protocols that will be based on technology aspects not yet adopted. A great example of what we can expect in the future is represented by third-party cookie removal by browsers, which, in turn, will likely contribute to evolving protocols and standards.

With these concepts in mind, we are ready to...