Authentication in a Policy

How a user is authenticated in a service policy is a two step process:
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How a user is authenticated in a service policy is a two step process:
  • First, the credentials are collected.
  • Next, the credentials are authenticated against an identity provider.
There are numerous mechanisms for gathering credentials, most of which are based upon industry standards. The chart below illustrates the different standards used.
The mechanisms shown in red send passwords in the clear and should be sent over SSL. However, mechanisms shown in green are considered secure.
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