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Taikun OCP Baremetal Keycloak integration

Integration with Keycloak Identity Provider


This feature aims to integrate the solution with the Identity Provider (IdP) Keycloak. The integration leverages the SAML 2.0 protocol to enable Taikun OCP Baremetal to utilize external authentication and authorization services provided by Keycloak.


Taikun OCP Baremetal possesses the capability to incorporate external Identity Providers through the industry-standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0. By integrating with Keycloak as the IdP, the system gains access to robust authentication and authorization mechanisms, enhancing security and user management capabilities.

Keycloak Identity Provider Integration:

The integration process involves configuring Taikun OCP Baremetal to communicate with Keycloak’s SAML 2.0 endpoints. This encompasses the establishment of trust between the two systems and mapping of attributes to ensure seamless user authentication and authorization.

Steps for Integration:

1. Configuration Setup:

   – Access the configuration file of Taikun OCP Baremetal.

   – Navigate to the authentication config section.

   – Locate the SAML 2.0 integration option and fill Keycloak details as the Identity Provider.

2. Keycloak Configuration:

   – Access the Keycloak administration console.

   – Configure a new SAML client for Taikun OCP Baremetal.

   – Define the necessary endpoints and metadata required for SAML 2.0 communication.

3. Trust Establishment:

   – Exchange metadata between Taikun OCP Baremetal and Keycloak to establish trust.

   – Verify and validate the trust relationship to ensure secure communication.

4. Attribute Mapping:

   – Map user attributes between Taikun OCP Baremetal and Keycloak.

   – Ensure alignment of attribute names and formats to enable proper user authentication and authorization.

5. Testing and Validation:

   – Conduct thorough testing to verify the functionality of SAML 2.0 integration.

   – Validate user authentication and authorization processes across both systems.

6. Error Handling and Troubleshooting:

   – Implement error handling mechanisms to address any issues encountered during integration.

   – Establish troubleshooting procedures to diagnose and resolve integration-related issues efficiently.


Enhanced Security: Leveraging Keycloak as the Identity Provider enhances security through robust authentication mechanisms and centralized user management.

Simplified User Management: Centralized user management in Keycloak streamlines administrative tasks and ensures consistency across applications.

Scalability and Flexibility: The integration provides scalability and flexibility to adapt to evolving authentication requirements and business needs.


The integration of Taikun OCP Baremetal with Keycloak as the Identity Provider via SAML 2.0 facilitates secure and seamless user authentication and authorization. By leveraging Keycloak’s capabilities, the solution enhances security, simplifies user management, and provides scalability for future authentication needs.

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