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Identity Provider (IDP)

What is an Identity Provider?

An Identity Provider is a trusted system or service that manages and verifies identity information. A typical identity provider, or IDP, stores information about a user identity such as their name, credentials, and what services the user may have access to.

Impact on Today

Decentralized cloud applications present a security and management challenge for IT organizations today. An Identity Provider is a crucial tool for managing this environment. By centralizing user identities in a single service, IT organizations can implement Single Sign-On across multiple applications. This approach gives IT organizations a central point of control. This also simplifies the user experience by giving users a single set of credentials while reducing management and securi

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