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re: "This Probably Won't Solve Your Problem" — A Tough Pill to Swallow VIEW POST

FULL DISCUSSION
 

I'm currently migrating ExamPro from a Ruby on Rails monolith to "micro-frontends".

The challenge is:

  • decentralized/distributed authentication
  • the cost of multiple isolate DBs
  • analytics (you have to take all your db's and put them into an OLAP or dump somewhere in S3)
  • multiple pipelines
 

I think a lot of people solve the authentication/authorization problem utilizing an API gateway or auth micro service for one source of truth and SSO for multiple services. This is especially easier with JWT as you can validate the web token with a shared secret. Thought then rotation becomes a pain and needs an orchestrated mechanism. API Gateways are also good in terms of metrics on your HTTP gold metrics: request durations, error rates and request rate.

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