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Identity is at the core of just about every application and service we build. In the early days it was relatively trivial to implement, and oftentimes it was (like security) an afterthought. In the end we could usually hack something together to get our product out the door.
Well we don't have the luxury of taking this reactive approach today. Now that same product consists of multiple frontend experiences on top of a distributed set of micro-services, which we may have deployed to a cloud infrastructure, and many of which leverage other 3rd-party services. And to make matters even more complex, users now want to bring their own identity to our apps, performing SSO with their existing social or enterprise accounts.
But there is hope! In this presentation we will examine the various options we have today for solving these complex identity challenges. We'll start by taking a look at the history of identity in software and the evolution of the standards and protocols that have organically grown up around it. We'll look at older protocols like SAML and WS-Fed as well as newer players like OAuth2 and OpenID Connect, which solve a lot of the same problems, but are more lightweight and lend themselves better to modern apps. We'll also cover topics like single sign-on and sign-off, token-based authentication, JWTs (JSON Web Tokens), and even enhancements and alternatives to the traditional username/password credentials.
Peter Stromquist, Auth0
Peter Stromquist is a sales engineer at Auth0. He lives in St. Paul, MN (ironically in a suburb called Little Canada) with his wife and 3 kids. He's been doing software for over 20 years in a variety of roles including consultant, manager, customer success, and sales engineering. He writes code every day and feels successful when he can help a customer solve their software identity problems.
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