Bolt-on Auth with NGINX Plus and F5 Distributed Cloud
Deployment StepsThe detailed steps to deploy this solution are located in a GitHub repository accompanying this article. Follow the steps here, and be sure to come back to this article for the wrap-up!
You did it! With the power and reach of Distributed Cloud combined with the security that NGINX Plus provides, we have been able to easily provide authorization for our example API-based application.
Where could we go from here? Do you remember we deployed these applications to two specific geographical sites? You could very easily extend the reach of this solution to more regions (distributed globally) to provide reliability and low-latency experiences for the end users of this application. Additionally, you can easily attach Distributed Cloud’s award-winning DDoS mitigation, WAF, and Bot mitigation to further protect your applications from attacks and fraudulent activity.
Thanks for taking this journey with me, and I welcome your comments below.
This article wouldn’t have been the same without the efforts of Fouad_Chmainy, Matt_Dierick, and Alexis Da Costa. They are the original authors of the distributed design, the Sentence app, and the NGINX Plus OIDC image optimized for Distributed Cloud. Additionally, special thanks to Cody_Green and Kevin_Reynolds for inspiration and assistance in the Terraform portion of the solution. Thanks, guys!