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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 reviewed the analogies and differences across OAuth and OIDC. We understood OAuth and OIDC to be authorization and authentication protocols, respectively. These protocols share the same flows and logic.

OIDC is defined as an authentication protocol that runs on top of OAuth. This is because the flows adopted are the same.

We also familiarized ourselves with the terminology needed to understand the OAuth 2.0/OIDC flows that we will cover in depth in the next chapter, and the patterns that will be discussed in a later chapter.

This chapter provided the basis to understand these protocols and their related flows better. In the next chapter, we are going to view how these concepts are implemented and look at OAuth flows in much more detail.