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Identity Provider (IDP)

Overview#

A Identity Provider (IDP) is a trusted Authentication provider.

An Identity Provider (IDP) often allows a user, either Enterprise or Consumer, to use a single credential or profile to access a range of different services.

Companies such as Facebook or Google are examples of large-scale consumer Identity Provider (IDP).

The FIDO protocols are complementary to the Identity/Federation efforts.

Alternative Names for Identity Provider (IDP)#

There are many different names used which represent the Identity Provider (IDP):

Services using Identity Provider (IDP)#

Some service that use Identity Provider (IDP)

OpenID Connect (and OAuth is an important protocol for Identity Provider (IDP) services as most major web services are also identity providers, mainly through the use of OAuth 2.0.

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