Advanced Authentication patterns at the Edge

With the spread of micro services, it becomes a best practice to manage the authentication at the Edge (using an API gateway) instead of implementing it independently for each service. But this approach also introduces new challenges:

  • how does the application know who the user is ?
  • how can the application get more information about the user ?
  • how can the application force a logout ?
  • what about the authorization ? In this talk, I’ll cover the different authentication mechanisms (OAuth, JWT, …) and show how to overcome these challenges with practical examples and demos



Denis Jannot


Denis is the Director of Field Engineering at, a company building application networking solutions for the edge and service mesh.

Denis is a passionate engineer who has spent his career in