Connectors vs Identity Providers: When to use one over the other?

  • I'm a little bit confused about the difference between a Connector vs an Identity Provider. It seems like they both provide a mechanism for federating identities. My understanding is that Connectors and Identity Providers are scoped differently.

  • @craynor

    You may want to review our documentation

    In contrast to using an OIDC Identity Provider, with a Connector the user doesn’t choose their identity provider; the administrator does. In addition, if the data source contains additional user profile information, a Connector allows you to map that into your user object. Finally, the data provider doesn’t have to implement the OIDC specification.

    Let us know if you have additional questions!


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