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Federated Identity Primer by Derrick Rountree

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Chapter 2

What Is Federated Identity?

Information in this chapter:

• Authentication and Authorization

• Access Control

• Federated Service Model

• Federated Identity

2.1. Introduction

Now that we have established a solid understanding of identity, it’s time to discuss federated identity. We will cover the definition of federated identity and why you would want to use it.

Federated identity is actually a combination of different components and concepts that come together to form one solution. The components of the solution are just as important as the solution itself, so this is where we will start. We will cover authentication and authorization, access control, and the identity provider (IdP)/service provider model individually before we put them ...

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