Hover over the numbered steps to learn more about the SAML flow.
The user logs into the CenturyLink Cloud Control Portal using SAML.
The web application contacts the CenturyLink Cloud SAML service to initiate the SAML message exchange.
The CenturyLink Cloud SP sends a digitaly signed SAML authentication request to the enterprise IP.
The IdP returns a signed SAML authentication response message to the CenturyLink Cloud SP, where it is matched to a User record.
The user is now logged into the CenturyLink Cloud Control Portal.
CenturyLink Cloud supports the use of Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) for exchanging user authentication data as XML between trusted parties. This industry standard protocol empowers our customers to use their own identity management system for authenticating users of the CenturyLink Cloud Control Portal.
SAML has three main parties within this flow: the user, the identity provider (IdP), and service provider (SP). The IdP is the repository that holds identity information. The SP is the party that wants to authenticate a particular user who is using an application.Learn how to configure SAML for Windows 2012 R2
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