Identity in Modern Applications

Book description

Mapping a person, place, or thing to a software resource in a verifiable manner is the basis of identity. Confirming that identity is a complex process, particularly when the identity mapping has to be verified genuine and authentic. Everything on the internet that houses private information is tied to identity and identity management.

In this report, author Lee Atchison shows C-suite execs, engineering execs, architects, and others involved in building software applications the modern identity management techniques available to safeguard that simple access point. You'll learn how and why these techniques constantly need to keep up with modern application development, and you'll understand the growing sophistication of the people who safely interact or maliciously tamper with them.

  • Explore the complex process of mapping a person, place, or thing to a software resource in a verifiable manner
  • Get examples of real-world authentication, including methods and best practices for working with application credentials
  • Understand the differences between single-factor and multifactor authentication
  • Learn why every authentication method has flaws, including today's state-of-the-art processes
  • Explore authorization, the process for granting users access to specific resources, and how it differs from authentication
  • Understand trust relationships using trust systems to create more secure applications and systems

Product information

  • Title: Identity in Modern Applications
  • Author(s): Lee Atchison
  • Release date: July 2021
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781098107772