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identity provider (IdP)

An IdentityProvider (IdP) is a central logon system where users of

service provider services log on. IdP systems provide important services to service providers such as authenticating the user for single sign-on (SSO) and allow users to login to the service provider's various services. They register the time of login and the user and provide this information to the service providers (SP). After that, the user can access the services and protected data of the service provider. The communication between Identity Provider and Service Provider is done with the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).

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Englisch: identity provider - IdP
Updated at: 05.10.2011
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