This section of the WSO2 Identity Server documentation include definitions of identity-related terms and concepts you may come across as you use the product. This serves to provide an introduction into concepts in the identity and access management domain and also enhance understanding of these concepts.
Single Sign-On and Identity Federation
The Single Sign-On (SSO) and identity federation section introduces these concepts, provide an explanation of how these work with real world applications, and also list out the various specifications supported by the Identity Server as a solution. Click the button below to view this content.
Identity Provisioning and its Standards
The identity provisioning section introduces the concept along with inbound and outbound provisioning. This section provides information on SCIM and SPML, which are protocols supported by the Identity Server. It also delves into the history of provisioning standards and how these progressed over time. Click the button below to view this content.
Access Control and Entitlement Management
The access control and entitlement management section introduces the concept of access control, the various types of access control and dives deep into XACML. This section provides detailed information on XACML including the concept, terminology, and architecture. Click the button below to view this content.
Identity Anti-patterns and the Identity Bus
This section introduces the business problem of spaghetti identity and federation silos. It then expands on how the identity bus that runs within the WSO2 Identity Server solves this problem. Click the button below to view this content.