Identity provider integration

Learn about what an identity provider (IdP) is, the advantages, requirements and other uses for integrating the IdP with the Digibee iPaaS. Examples are included.

What is an identity Provider?

An identity provider (IdP) is a service for storing and managing digital identities. Once integrated with the Digibee Integration Platform, it enables the exchange of authentication and authorization information so that the access manager can centrally organize and control access for its users.
Here are some examples of IdPs:
  • Active Directory (AD)
  • Azure AD Native
  • G Suite
  • PingFederateSharePoint

What happens when the IdP is integrated with the Digibee Integration Platform

Once your identity provider is integrated with the Digibee Integration Platform, it will be possible to access the following functionalities:
  • Single Sign-On: a single sign-on that eliminates the need to manage multiple password stores;
  • Integrated authentication: enables verification of platform access by the IdP itself, centralizes information and facilitates access management, and can be configured at once for one or more realms of the same customer;
  • Integrated authorization: enables an external identity provider (IdP) to not only authenticate users, but also set the scope of access to the Platform resources. When this feature is enabled, the realm is considered federated.
    To learn more about how to federate your realm, read our article about Integration of IdP groups with Digibee groups.
  • Authentication rules: sets rules for user authentication. You can specify, for example, that users authenticate only through IdP or Digibee/IdP. To learn more, read the documentation about IdP Accesses.
While user authentication rules are not activated, users can log in using either method: Digibee credentials and Single Sign-On (SSO).

What are the requirements for integrating an identity provider with the Digibee Integration Platform

Ensure that the identity provider supports the SAML 2.0 protocol before integrating it with Digibee.
Want to know how to integrate your identity provider with the Digibee Integration Platform? Read the article How to integrate the identity provider.