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Federated Identity & Single Sign-On Using Layer 7

Federate identity for SaaS, Web services, APIs, mobile applications and the Cloud

Federate identity for SaaS, Web services, APIs, mobile applications and the Cloud

 

Identity federation addresses the problem of identity silos. A number of common scenarios can lead to the creation of identity silos, including:

  • When a new application introduces its own identity store instead of leveraging a centralized identity management system
  • During a merger or acquisition, when it can be difficult to merge existing identity stores into a single unified, authoritative source

Identity federation solutions address the problem of integrating diverse identity silos.
Single Sign-On (SSO) is a sub-category of identity federation, in which a single identity is used to authenticate across multiple security domains.

This white paper provides a detailed overview of how Layer 7’s SecureSpan, CloudSpan, XML VPN Client and Security Token Service (STS) products address the challenges of identity federation and SSO for SaaS, Web services, APIs, mobile applications and the Cloud.