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Binoy Vijayan
Binoy Vijayan

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User Management Unveiled: An Architectural Overview

User Management Service typically involves handling various aspects of user-related functionalities in a system. Breaking down this service into components or sub-micro-services depends on the specific requirements and complexity of the application. Below are some common components or sub-micro-services that might be considered.

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User Authentication Service:

  • Responsible for handling user login, logout, and
    authentication processes.

  • Manages user credentials, tokens, and session management.

User Profile Service:

Handles user profile creation, updating, and retrieval.
Manages user information such as name, email, profile picture, etc.

Role and Permission Service:

  • Manages roles and permissions assigned to users.
  • Controls access to different resources based on user roles.

User Registration Service:

  • Manages the user registration process.
  • May include email verification, CAPTCHA verification, etc.

Password Management Service:

  • Handles password reset, change, and recovery functionalities.

User Preferences Service:

  • Manages user-specific preferences and settings.
  • Allows users to customise their experience.

Notification Service:

  • Sends notifications to users, such as email verification, password reset, or account activity alerts.

User Search Service:

  • Enables searching and querying for user profiles based on different criteria.

User Activity Logging Service:

  • Logs user activities and events for auditing purposes.

User Analytics Service:

  • Provides analytics and insights related to user behavior and interactions.

User Communication Service:

  • Handles communication between users, such as messaging or chat functionalities.

Social Authentication Service:

  • Integrates with third-party authentication providers (e.g., social media logins).

User Deactivation/Archiving Service:

  • Manages the deactivation or archiving of user accounts. User Notification Preferences Service:
  • Allows users to set preferences for the types of notifications they want to receive.

User Data Privacy Service:

  • Ensures compliance with data privacy regulations and manages user data consent.

User Feedback Service:

  • Collects and manages user feedback and reviews.

These components can be implemented as individual micro-services, communicating with each other through APIs. The specific design and division of these services will depend on factors like scalability, maintainability, and the specific requirements of your application. Micro-services architecture allows for flexibility and scalability but also introduces challenges like managing inter-service communication and ensuring data consistency.

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