Authentication & Authorization for the Microservices World
- LANGUAGE: English DATE: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 TIME: 4:00pm CET, 10:00am EDT, 7:00am PDT
As businesses are expanding their presence in the cloud, they are increasingly looking into innovative approaches towards software development and operations that allow them to bring their applications to the market faster, to make them more adaptable and scalable to the ever-changing business requirements.
Microservices architectures, where applications comprise multiple loosely coupled components, which can be developed using different languages frameworks, and platforms, have become one of the most popular alternatives to traditional monolithic enterprise applications. Since these modules are deployed independently and only communicate over standard protocols or APIs, they lend themselves to continuous delivery and continuous integration processes, reducing costs and risks of developing new features.
However, with an increasing number of microservices, the complexity of adding security and identity capabilities to each of them can quickly get out of hand. By externalizing and centralizing identity and access management, organizations can ensure a secure and consistent identity and access management across on-premises and cloud infrastructures, as well as promote DevOps best practices.
In this webinar, we are going to cover the following topics:
- Key advantages and potential pitfalls of microservices architectures
- Enabling persistent identities for people and services across heterogeneous platforms
- Protecting microservices by securing their communication interfaces
- Future-proofing DevOps processes with dynamic architectures and automation
In the first part, Alexei Balaganski, Lead Analyst at KuppingerCole, will talk about the growing popularity of microservices and explain the biggest challenges with regards to their security and identity capabilities. He will provide an overview of possible approaches towards reducing architecture complexity and improving efficiency of DevOps processes for microservice-based applications.
In the second part, Joachim Andres, Product Management Director at ForgeRock, will explain in detail how portable persistent identities for people-to-service and service-to-service use cases can be implemented across clouds with the help of the ForgeRock Identity Platform and will talk about security and automation as key ingredients for future-proof DevOps technologies.
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