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OpenID Connect in Action

Prabath Siriwardena
  • ISBN 9781617298974
  • 400 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
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THE BOOK to get if you want to learn OpenID Connect.

Santosh Shanbhag
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An example-driven guide to securing access to your applications with OpenID Connect, the OAuth-based identity layer that keeps billions of user interactions safe every day.

In OpenID Connect in Action you will:

  • Build client applications that integrate OpenID Connect adhering to best practices
  • Create single-page applications secured with OpenID Connect
  • Integrate OpenID connect with native mobile and server-side web applications
  • Federate access to APIs/microservices from a client application
  • Use OpenID Connect to secure access to smart TV applications
  • Explore common login security pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Take a deep-dive into the internals of OpenID Connect

Login security is a complex problem with a simple solution: OpenID Connect. OpenID Connect in Action takes you under the hood of this reliable identity layer, showing you how to integrate OpenID Connect into a server-side web application, a single-page application (SPA), a native mobile application, APIs, and more.

about the technology

OpenID Connect is an easy-to-implement identity layer built on top of OAuth 2. OpenID Connect helps secure billions of user interactions on the internet daily. Because it uses the JSON standard, OpenID Connect is more lightweight than legacy alternatives and flexible enough to meet the ID federation requirements for all types of modern applications.

about the book

OpenID Connect in Action teaches you to deploy OpenID Connect to secure access to your apps. Ten-year access management veteran Prabath Siriwardena takes you in-depth with the widely adopted technology, showing you how to optimize OpenID Connect for your application’s specific use cases. You’ll work to secure end-to-end example applications created with React and React Native, and even develop solutions for Smart TVs and APIs.

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For experienced software developers. Examples in Java and JavaScript.

about the author

Prabath Siriwardena has over a decade of experience working in access management and security. He has built security solutions for numerous Fortune 500 companies, and spoken at some of the world’s top security conferences.

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This stuff is difficult but essential. This book is a good way to learn it.

Aiden Humphreys

Security is a hot topic. Microservice is a hot topic. Standardization is the way to go. OpenID Connect is the way to simplify and connect all of it.

John Villarosa

This book is not only a manual to learn OpenID Connect principles but it also delves into collateral aspects that are important in authenticating and authorizing API users!

Gilberto Taccari