PingFederate 10.3


Key terms and concepts

For more information on the following terms and concepts, see Introduction to PingFederate and its subtopics.

Identity provider (IdP)
A trusted provider that issues authentication assertions to grant access to other resources.
Service provider (SP)
A provider that receives authentication assertions from an IdP and grants or denies resource access.
WS-Trust Security Token Service (STS)

A protocol for systems and applications to use when requesting a service to issue, validate, and exchange security tokens.

OAuth 2.0

A protocol for securing application access to protected resources by issuing access tokens to clients of Representational State Transfer (REST) APIs, and non-REST APIs.

Browser-based SSO
Enables users to securely authenticate with multiple applications and websites by logging in only once.