Federation and SSO

Single sign-on allows users to access multiple services with a single login. federated identity refers to where the user stores its credentials (identity provider) and are used to connect identity management systems together

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) is a component of Active Directory (AD), an identity directory service for users, computers, and applications that is developed and marketed by Microsoft for use on Windows domains. AD FS provides AD users with the ability to access off-domain resources (i.e. web-based services or another domain) using their AD domain credentials. AD FS uses the …

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)

Security Assertion Markup Language Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is a standard for logging users into applications based on their sessions in another context. This single sign-on (SSO) login standard has significant advantages over logging in using a username/password: No need to type in credentials No need to remember and renew passwords No weak passwords Most organizations already know the identity …

Single Sign On (SSO)

SSO is an enterprise solution that allows users to authenticate once (typically once per session) and get access to all enterprise resources connected to the SSO system. Typically to achieve this magic, multiple techniques are used behind the scenes, depending on what methods each resource supports

Federated Identity Management (FIM)

Federated Identity Management is the set of tools and processes through which two or more identity federation parties can establish mutual trust and allow one party to attest to another about the identity of an access-requesting party it had authenticated. FIM is an arrangement of trust between companies or services providers to use the same identification data to access networks or …

Federated Identity (FID)

Federated Identity is the means by which an authenticating party can attest to a third party that it had successfully authenticated someone or something. The third party accepts the attestation provided by the authenticating party based on mutual trust previously established between the parties, and as a result, waives the requirement to authenticate the access-requesting party.