An identity provider (IdP) manages identity information for users and provides authentication services. The identity provider enables single sign-on (SSO) so that you can access other websites, without having to log in repeatedly. In contrast to on-premise technologies, such as Active Directory and LDAP, identity providers also offer a consistent and governed experience when accessing cloud services, eliminating the need to create accounts for each new service.
In Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS, Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes, or in a multi-cloud deployment, an IdP delivers the following:
- Secure authentication of a user and a common identity (user ID and groups) passed between all deployments.
- Common user identity to assign a license to (to avoid double use).
- Common user ID and attributes, such as groups, to use when applying access control to content.
Both Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS and Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes integrate with an IdP using the
Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows currently does not support