Voxxed Days Microservices: Emily Jiang on Securing Microservices With MicroProfile JWT
MicroProfile engineer Emily Jiang talks about securing microservices architecture and optimizing enterprise Java for cloud-native microservices.
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Hi Emily, tell us who you are and what lead you into microservices.
I am Emily Jiang. I am a Liberty Architect for MicroProfile and CDI. I am passionate about the future of microservices and very keen to set up a programming model for developing cloud-native microservices. Hence, I am involved in MicroProfile, to optimize enterprise Java for microservice architects and accelerate the adoption of cloud-native microservices.
What will you be talking about at Voxxed Days Microservices?
I will talk about why, what, and how to secure microservices. I will go into detail on how to secure microservices easily using MicroProfile JWT.
We can see that MicroProfile is catching up with all the microservices needs (fault tolerance, health check, and config). In terms of security, there is JWT, but we hear more and more about macaroons. Do you think MicroProfile will support several kinds of tokens, not just JWT?
It is a good question. At the moment, we are trying to focus on JWT as it is widely used. Macaroons are an alternative to JWT for session management. MicroProfile is very flexible and will try to support different technologies if a use case arises. I will bring this up in the community for discussion to see whether we should support macaroons.
Good, see you soon, then.
Hope to meet many of us during this conference!
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