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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

How the protocols are implemented in the real world

It is important to note that both OAuth 2.0 and OIDC are standards supported by a number of services, including Azure Active Directory, OWIN and Katana, NetIQ Access Manager, Google Authentication, and PingFederate, just to mention a few.

Generally speaking, as they are the de facto standard, a developer who wants to implement an OAuth/OIDC flow for their application doesn’t necessarily need to know the specification in depth and apply custom code to their solution. Client libraries, generally grouped into frameworks, that implement these protocols can be found in the most widely adopted programming languages to ease the development of an application that implements these standards.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of technologies that enable developers to take advantage of either commercial or non-commercial libraries to implement authentication/authorization through OIDC/OAuth:

  • ActionScript
  • C
  • ...