WS-Federation federations

The Federation Module supports WS-Federation federations.

WS-Federation is a protocol that you can use to accomplish federated single sign-on from identity providers to service providers. In federated single sign-on, users authenticate at identity provider. Service providers use the identity information asserted by identity providers.

WS-Federation protocol defines a standardized, multi-vendor web-based single sign-on solution based on a collection of integrated Web Services (WS*) standards such as WS-Security, WS-Trust, and WS-Federation.

Review the WS-Federation standards documents before you implement a single sign-on federation. The standards specify data exchange and message processing. Understand what information you must provide to your business partners, and what information your partner must provide to you.