Identity and Access Manager (IAM)¶
IFS Identity and Access Manager (IFS IAM) handles user authentication in IFS Cloud. Users are created in the IFS IAM for each IFS User in order to do user authentication. Apart from that IFS IAM also provides the ability to optionally delegate the authentication to an external service known as an Identity Provider.
An identity provider is based on a specific authentication protocol that is used to authenticate and communicate authentication to their users. The IFS IAM currently supports only the identity Providers that use OpenID Connect protocol as the authentication protocol. When using optional identity providers, the users are presented with a list of identity providers registered with the IFS IAM other than the option to provide login credentials when signing in to the IFS Cloud. So that the user gets the option to authenticate using an identity provider or to provide login credentials to the IFS IAM login page.