The Role of IAM in Microservices

  • By WSO2 Team
  • 13 Sep, 2018
On-Demand Webinar

The Role of IAM in Microservices

Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Security by design is applicable to the microservices paradigm the same way it is applicable to any software architecture. Monolithic applications handle end user authentication and authorization in a central manner, but with microservices, each independent module has to perform necessary end user authentication and authorization along with validating service-to-service trust.

Adding to that, the granularity of these services and frequent interactions between them makes securing microservices more challenging. Using the same approach when solving security considerations of monolithic services is not applicable.

Moreover, current authentication and authorization protocols cannot directly address these requirements, so they need the flexibility of identity and access managers to adapt to the required changes.

In this webinar, Darshana & Farasath will explore

  • Challenges of securing microservices
  • Best practices to overcome them
  • A demonstration on how WSO2 Identity Server can be used in microservice architecture


Darshana Gunawardana Technical Lead, WSO2

Darshana is a key member of WSO2 Identity Server team. He mainly focuses on the domain of identity management and computer security. He is also interested in the areas of distributed computing and embedded systems. Darshana has worked with several customers on providing solutions and technical consulting specializing in the identity and access management space. He has been a speaker at WSO2Con and has also been involved in several webinars.

Farasath Ahamed Senior Software Engineer, WSO2

Farasath is a Senior Software Engineer at WSO2 and has been a part of the WSO2 Identity server team since 2015. He focuses mainly around the IAM and Security domain. Farasath took part in Google Summer of Code 2015 and completed implementing User Managed Access (UMA) 1.0 for WSO2 Identity Server.