Use this workflow to guide you in setting up PingFederate.
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.