RapidIdentity Product Guides - 2019 Rolling Release

RapidIdentity Federation Overview

RapidIdentity Federation is an application included with every RapidIdentity license providing identity federation with secure, single sign-on capability.

Identity federation allows secure identity information exchange across two or more federated domains. Secure exchange requires business agreements between the party asserting information (sending information) and the relying party (receiving information). These business agreements require both parties to engage in cryptographic key exchange also.

RapidIdentity Federation uses SAML 2.0 to facilitate secure information exchange between parties across different domains.

For readers new to federated identity management and SAML, Oasis Security Services, the party managing SAML 2.0, provides a high-level, executive overview describing identity federation and SAML here.

Technology professionals can view the SAML 2.0 technical overview here.