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Identity Brokering and Social Login


Enabling login with social networks is easy to add through the admin console. It's just a matter of selecting the social network you want to add. No code or changes to your application is required.

IgniteConnex Identity can also authenticate users with existing OpenID Connect or SAML 2.0 Identity Providers. Again, this is just a matter of configuring the Identity Provider through the admin console.

What is Identity Broking?

An identity broker is an intermediate service that connects multiple service providers with different identity providers. As an intermediary service, an identity broker is responsible for establishing a trust relationship with an external identity provider in order to use its identities to access internal services that are offered by service providers.

From the user’s perspective, an identity broker provides a user-orientated and centralised way to manage identities across different security domains or areas. It links an existing account with one or more identities of different identity providers, or even creates a new account on the basis of the identity information that it obtains from them.

Identity providers are usually based on the following protocols:

  • SAML 2.0
  • OAuth 2.0
  • OpenID Connect