Users authenticate with Keycloak rather than individual applications. This means that your applications don’t have to deal with login forms, authenticating users, and storing users. Once logged-in to Keycloak, users don’t have to login again to access a different application.
This also applied to logout. Keycloak provides single-sign out, which means users only have to logout once to be logged out of all applications that use Keycloak.
If your users authenticate to workstations with Kerberos (LDAP or active directory) they can also be automatically authenticated to Keycloak without having to provide their username and password again after they log on to the workstation.
Keycloak Client Adapters makes it really easy to secure applications and services. We have adapters available for a number of platforms and programming languages, but if there’s not one available for your chosen platform don’t worry. Keycloak is built on standard protocols so you can use any OpenID Connect Resource Library or SAML 2.0 Service Provider library out there.
You can also opt to use a proxy to secure your applications which removes the need to modify your application at all.
Account Management Console
Through the account management console, users can manage their own accounts. They can update the profile, change passwords, and set up two-factor authentication.
Users can also manage sessions as well as view history for the account.
If you’ve enabled social login or identity brokering users can also link their accounts with additional providers to allow them to authenticate to the same account with different identity providers.
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Keycloak is based on standard protocols and provides support for OpenID Connect, OAuth 2.0, and SAML.
If role-based authorization doesn’t cover your needs, Keycloak provides fine-grained authorization services as well. This allows you to manage permissions for all your services from the Keycloak admin console and gives you the power to define exactly the policies you need.