Delivering on Identity Solutions - practical guidance and pitfalls to avoid

M8 May 26, 2023, 1:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Michele Leroux Bustamante

Cloud / Security Architect

Identity is a critical part to any solution - whether that solution is deployed on premises or to a cloud provider. The challenge most organizations have is lack of deep expertise with identity protocols, authentication techniques and standards, associated use cases and solution design, user management and user self-service lifecycles and the recommended best practices and necessary threat modeling to deliver a solution to production. Even when using a hosted identity provider, you are not excused from understanding how applications integrate with that provider and participate in the holistic solution, and you typically also need to build significant custom work around the user lifecycle which should also follow recommended best practices that aren’t always obvious.

In this session, Michele will share recommended best practices for identity solution design and delivery, drawing examples from experience with actual customer solutions with varying requirements. The goal is to educate you on common and practical ways to approach the identity solution design while adhering to recommended best practices. You’ll get an overview of critical protocol flows, the evolving preference for SPA / BFF patterns for application integration, the challenges that arise when you let identity become “too custom” and how this impacts your choice of identity platform framework or vendor.


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