As part of the IAM Roadmap, the IAM Team is consolidating its authentication offerings into a single service. Customers are being migrated off of our legacy authentication providers, UTLogin and UT Shibboleth, and onto Enterprise Authentication.
Authentication is the act of determining that a person is who they claim to be.
When an end user logs in successfully (for example, using a username and password), the authentication system will then certify to a consuming service that the end user is who they claim to be.
Not to be confused with authorization, authentication only determines the identity of an end user. Authentication makes no decisions whether an end user should have access to a resource.
The IAM Team offers the Enterprise Authentication service for campus-wide, web-based single sign-on. Enterprise Authentication is powered by a Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 Identity Provider (IdP).
If you have not done so already, please review the Integration section for more information on how to make good decisions regarding your new product or service and how to go about integrating your new product or service with centrally-provided IAM services.