Using a third-party identity provider to authenticate a Security Center user (Advanced) - Security Center 5.11

Security Center Hardening Guide 5.11

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Third-party authentication uses a trusted, external identity provider to validate user credentials before granting access to one or more IT systems. The authentication process returns identifying information, such as a username and group membership, that is used to authorize or deny the requested access.

Third-party authentication is available using the OpenID Connect, SAML 2.0, WS-Federation, and WS-Trust protocols. By using it, you can take advantage of advanced authentication requirements, like the use of smartcards or Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), to increase confidence in the user's identity.

For more information, see What is third-party authentication?.