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Identity Q&A

SAML, OAuth & OIDC

OpenID Connect, SAML v2.0, and OAuth 2.0 are open standards that establish protocols for federated identity management, enabling companies to provide users with access to multiple 3rd party systems via a single login. OpenID Connect is a new standard, built on top of OAuth 2.0, that allows users to employ a single set of credentials to authenticate with numerous online services. Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an older XML-based standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties.