Cloud Learning Center

Use the Clearlogin Cloud Learning Center to gain insight into the current state of cloud security, the future of identity management, how to protect your organization, and what our customers are saying about us.
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Glossary

Active Directory

Active Directory is a Microsoft directory used in Windows environments that stores information about an organization’s attributes and provides a number of network functions.

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Federated Identity

Federated Identity is a means of allowing users to access a service with the same credentials that are stored in their identity provider.

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Identity & Access Management

Identity and Access Management or IAM is a broad term that refers to the process of managing individual identities and controlling how they can be used to access resources.

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Identity Provider

An identity provider is a trusted service that uses security tokens to authenticate a user’s identity and enables them to access other applications with single sign-on.

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Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service offers virtualized, highly-scalable, on-demand computing resources, including hardware, servers, storage, application hosting, backups, task automation, and more.

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LDAP

LDAP is an internet protocol that queries and modifies directory information from a server.

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OAuth

OAuth is an open standard for authentication that notifies a resource provider that a user is granting another service permission to access their information.

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Phishing

Phishing is the practice of acquiring sensitive user information online, usually with malicious intent, by posing as a trusted entity.

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Risk-Based Authentication

Risk-based authentication is a method of adapting authentication levels based on risk to mitigate potential intrusions before they happen.

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SAML

SAML or Security Assertion Markup Language is an XML-based framework for exchanging security data between identity providers and service providers.

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