Gartner Research

Delivering Outbound Single Sign-on Using Federation

Published: 10 October 2013

ID: G00255565

Analyst(s): Mary Ruddy


Identity and access management teams should use the template in this document to understand the components an enterprise can use for delivering outbound federated SSO to both on-premises and cloud-based applications.

Table Of Contents

Template Applicability

Template Diagram

Template Description

  • Core Federation Components
    • Federation IDP
    • Federation SP
  • Other Federation Components
    • Security Token Service
    • Certificate Authority
    • Authorization Server
    • Resource Server
  • Priorities and Recommendations

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