Identity Federation Allows You To Collaborate Seamlessly
With Your Partners, Vendors & Customers
IDMWORKS can implement a federated identity solution that makes your organization the Identity Provider (IdP) which provides the account credentials to your customers, employees or users, to allow them to access a multitude of web or cloud hosted services, or the Service Provider (SP) which provides them with applications or services, or both.
Identity federation enables the sharing of IT assets across domains, e.g. between partners, where claims- or federation-aware applications hosted by a service provider or relying party are made available to users managed and authenticated by a trusted identity provider or asserting party.
As users request access to the service provider’s applications, a token is provided to the service provider which allows the service provider to obtain claims from the identity provider about the user upon which authorization decisions can be made.
An example of identity federation would be using your business Google gmail credentials to log into salesforce.com.
Another common non-business example of identity federation would be using your Facebook credentials to log into an app or to sign in to leave comments on a blog or news site.