Administer Local Identity Providers

Concepts

Identify Providers provide:

  • Identity federation between Access Gateway and Okta tenants/local identity providers.
  • Services such as:
    • Authorization and authentication support.
    • Application data for identification and policy decisions.

     

Local Identity Providers can be used in the absence of an Okta orgThe Okta container that represents a real-world organization. IdPAn acronym for Identity Provider. It is a service that manages end user accounts analogous to user directories such as LDAP and Active Directory, and can send SAML responses to SPs to authenticate end users. Within this scenario, the IdP is Okta.. For example because of a network outage.

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