Provider

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Proposed Definition

One of the following types of provider

  1. Identity Provider (IdP)
  2. Attribute Provider (AP)
  3. Intermediary
  4. Trusted Third Party (TTP)
  5. Privacy Enhancing Technology Provider (PETP)

Value and Context for Use in IDESG

The Provider is combination of several categories of Digital Entity other than the Relying Party or User Agent.

Notes

NSTIC Definition: [Organization] responsible for establishing, maintaining, and securing the digital identity associated with that subject. These processes include revoking, suspending, and restoring the subject's digital identity if necessary. The identity provider may also verify the identity of and sign up (enroll) a subject. IDPs issue credentials. NSTIC Strategy

Sources

  • A kind of service provider that creates, maintains, and manages identity information for principals and provides principal authentication to other service providers (relying parties) within a federation, such as with web browser profiles. SAML 2.0
  • A kind of service provider that creates, maintains, and manages identity information for principals and provides principal authentication to other service providers within a federation, such as with web browser profiles. OASIS SAML Glossary 2.0

Status

Proposed


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