Keycloak - Identity and Access Management for Modern Applications

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By Stian Thorgersen , Pedro Igor Silva
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  1. Chapter 1: Getting Started with Keycloak

About this book

Implementing authentication and authorization for applications can be a daunting experience, often leaving them exposed to security vulnerabilities. Keycloak is an open-source solution for identity management and access management for modern applications.

Keycloak - Identity and Access Management for Modern Applications is a comprehensive introduction to Keycloak, helping you get started with using it and securing your applications. Complete with hands-on tutorials, best practices, and self-assessment questions, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to secure a sample application and then move on to securing different application types. As you progress, you will understand how to configure and manage Keycloak as well as how to leverage some of its more advanced capabilities. Finally, you'll gain insights into securely using Keycloak in production.

By the end of this book, you will have learned how to install and manage Keycloak as well as how to secure new and existing applications.

Publication date:
June 2021

About the Authors

  • Stian Thorgersen

    Stian Thorgersen started his career at Arjuna Technologies building a cloud federation platform, years before most companies were even ready for a single-vendor public cloud. He later joined Red Hat, looking for ways to make developers' lives easier, which is where the idea of Keycloak started. In 2013, Stian co-founded the Keycloak project with another developer at Red Hat.

    Today, Stian is the Keycloak project lead and is also the top contributor to the project. He is still employed by Red Hat as a senior principal software engineer focusing on identity and access management, both for Red Hat and for Red Hat's customers.

    In his spare time, there is nothing Stian likes more than throwing his bike down the mountains of Norway.

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  • Pedro Igor Silva

    Pedro Igor Silva is a proud dad of amazing girls. He started his career back in 2000 at an ISP, where he had his first experiences with open source projects such as FreeBSD and Linux, as well as a Java and J2EE software engineer. Since then, he has worked in different IT companies as a system engineer, system architect, and consultant.

    Today, Pedro Igor is a principal software engineer at Red Hat and one of the core developers of Keycloak. His main area of interest and study is now IT security, specifically in the application security and identity and access management spaces.

    In his non-working hours, he takes care of his planted aquariums.

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Latest Reviews

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Excellent introduction and topic explanations throughout the chapters and sample excersises.

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