The case for identity federation as a replacement for passwords has never been stronger. Usage of SaaS applications in the workplace continues to skyrocket alongside the volume of homegrown web and mobile applications. Resources are increasingly cloud-based, but many remain on-premises.
Partners, contractors and suppliers need access to your resources, and your employees need access to theirs. The use cases for comprehensive identity federation continue to multiply, with outbound Internet single sign-on (SSO) for workforce to SaaS applications leading the charge.
In addition to outbound, other important considerations are APIs and inbound federation to diverse web and mobile applications. You also want an identity federation solution that’s flexible to enable SSO to legacy and modern applications. Said simply, you should consider all possible use cases and requirements when reviewing identity federation technologies.