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This project is part of the liveProject series Single Sign-On and Passwordless Authentication
intermediate Linux command line • basic web application stack
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AWS Cloud infrastructure • single sign-on
Andrey Ovcharov
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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Set up single sign-on (SSO) for the Sitting Duck Shipping company to simplify its password management—a process that typically requires a business employee to manage more than a hundred passwords for various web applications. You’ll configure SSO for AWS, Linux, and WordPress, establishing seamless secure logins. During this liveProject, you’ll identify and strengthen weak points in the infrastructure and keep potential attacks at bay with the appropriate countermeasures.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Andrey Ovcharov
Andrey Ovcharov is a senior software engineer at IBM, and has more than twenty years of professional experience in various fields of modern application development, from PHP internals to frontend. Andrey’s keen interest in security, especially authentication, was the catalyst for his ambitious endeavor: to build an affordable wireless biometric authentication device implementing the FIDO2 protocol for passwordless authentication.


These liveProjects are for security professionals who want hands-on experience implementing passwordless authentication, and for software developers who want to better understand modern authentication. To begin these liveProjects you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • AWS Console basics
  • Intermediate Linux command line
  • Basic understanding of authentication (including multi-factor)
  • Web application stack basics (web servers, network protocols)

Note: The AWS instance could cost some money if you have already used up your free tier. The Auth0 free subscription plan should be enough for the SSO part and if you’ve just registered you will have a three weeks free trial period.

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to establish the single sign-on (SSO) infrastructure for your organization, as well as the relevant SAML and OAuth standards. These skills will simplify the typical process of managing passwords.

  • Set up the AWS Console to use SSO
  • Set up the WordPress installation to work with SSO
  • Research threats to SSO infrastructure and possible countermeasures


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