Securing the Perimeter

Deploying Identity and Access Management with Free Open Source Software

Authors: Schwartz, Michael, Machulak, Maciej

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Leverage existing free open source software to build an identity and access management (IAM) platform that can serve your organization for the long term. With the emergence of open standards and open source software, it’s now easier than ever to build and operate your own IAM stack.

The most common culprit of the largest hacks has been bad personal identification. In terms of bang for your buck, effective access control is the best investment you can make. Financially, it’s more valuable to prevent than to detect a security breach. That’s why Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a critical component of an organization’s security infrastructure. In the past, IAM software has been available only from large enterprise software vendors. Commercial IAM offerings are bundled as “suites” because IAM is not just one component. It’s a number of components working together, including web, authentication, authorization, cryptographic, and persistence services. 

Securing the Perimeter documents a recipe to take advantage of open standards to build an enterprise-class IAM service using free open source software. This recipe can be adapted to meet the needs of both small and large organizations. While not a comprehensive guide for every application, this book provides the key concepts and patterns to help administrators and developers leverage a central security infrastructure.

Cloud IAM service providers would have you believe that managing an IAM is too hard. Anything unfamiliar is hard, but with the right road map, it can be mastered. You may find SaaS identity solutions too rigid or too expensive. Or perhaps you don’t like the idea of a third party holding the credentials of your users—the keys to your kingdom. Open source IAM provides an alternative. Take control of your IAM infrastructure if digital services are key to your organization’s success. 

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand why you should deploy a centralized authentication and policy management infrastructure
  • Use the SAML or Open ID Standards for web or single sign-on, and OAuth for API Access Management
  • Synchronize data from existing identity repositories such as Active Directory
  • Deploy two-factor authentication services

Who This Book Is For

Security architects (CISO, CSO), system engineers/administrators, and software developers

About the authors

Michael Schwartz is a domain expert on digital authentication and centralized application security policy management. Since starting an ISP in 1995, he has been directly involved in network and application security. In 2009, he founded Gluu Inc, a security software development company that has created an IAM distribution based on free open source components. In addition to his participation in several identity standards, Mike is the co-chair of the OTTO working group at the Kantara Initiative, which is developing new standards for identity federation. Mike has worked with organizations in many sectors, including finance, government, education, and enterprise. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, he currently resides with his family in Austin, TX.

Maciej Machulak is an expert in security, privacy and trust in the Cloud. He works on digital identity and security at HSBC. In the past, Maciej worked for various companies in the identity and access management space. He also founded and became the CEO of Cloud Identity Limited (acquired by Synergetics), a company that developed innovative security software based on proprietary and open source components. Maciej serves as the Vice-Chair of the User-Managed Access (UMA) Work Group at Kantara Initiative and is one of the authors of the award-winning UMA protocol and of two OAuth-related specifications used in Open Banking. In June 2015, Maciej was awarded the prestigious MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Poland award for his work on privacy and security. Maciej is a PhD graduate from Newcastle University. Outside of work, he enjoys various outdoor activities and sports with his family.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Securing the Perimeter
Book Subtitle
Deploying Identity and Access Management with Free Open Source Software
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Michael Schwartz, Maciej Machulak
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2601-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2601-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2600-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 377
Number of Illustrations
134 b/w illustrations
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