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SAML Protocol

By Keith Richards on

A tool for Identity Federation Security Assertion Markup Language, or SAML, is an open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between two parties. It’s a common strategy for single sign-on (SSO), allowing users to sign in once and authenticate with multiple third party applications. Similar to OAuth2.0, SAML promotes data security by preventing direct […]

OpenID Connect

By Keith Richards on

Adding AuthN to OAuth2.0 OpenID Connect (OIDC) is an authentication protocol that sits on top of the OAuth2.0 protocol. It provides a standardized way for clients to authenticate users and obtain information about their identity. In simple terms, OpenID Connect allows users to log in to different applications using a single set of credentials. It […]

What is OAuth?

By Keith Richards on

A primer on delegated access  OAuth, short for “open authorization”, is a widely used protocol that allows users to grant third-party websites or applications access to their personal information on other websites. It provides a mechanism for secure access delegation across the internet.  History Class Prior to the creation of OAuth, sharing of information with […]

AuthN vs AuthZ: What is Auth?

By Keith Richards on

Demystifying authentication and authorization When you hear the term Auth, what comes to mind? You probably think of signing into a system with your username and password, and you’re half right. But auth is bigger than that. The bucket term also includes everything you can do in a system once you submit those credentials. Auth […]