My slides for my talk on single sign on and identity federation!
Conference: Chicago Coder Conference, June 2016.
Software acquisitions, partnerships, or integrations are fairly common place in the software industry. Enterprises often find themselves in situations where they have multiple systems, each with their own user management system that need to integrate with each other. That’s where single sign on and identity federation come into the picture - almost always the first step to integrating multiple divergent systems. In this talk, I’ll delve into the concepts of SSO and identity federation, their nuances, and will talk about various ways to achieve common authentication across multiple systems, ensuring that security of all systems involved is not adversely affected. I’ll cover the concepts of OpenID, SAML, and OAuth, amongst other standards, specifically addressing questions such as what these various strategies are all about and when to use a particular one.