Overview#Circle of Trust or CoT, is a Identity Trust Framework of service providers and Identity Provider (IDP) that have business relationships based on Liberty Alliance architecture and operational agreements, and with whom users can transact business in a secure and apparently seamless environment.
As federated communities create interdependencies and, consequently, the need for trust between participants, the Circle of Trust is viewed by the Liberty Alliance as an essential component of establishing a system of federated Identity based on Liberty Alliance specifications.
The Circle of Trust is a concept central to the Liberty Alliance Project.
A Circle of Trust is an Identity Trust Framework.
More Information#There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- Common Domain for Identity Provider Discovery
- SAML V2.0
- Single Sign-On Scenarios
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