An Identity Provider (IdP) provides authentication into HelloID from an external system, such as Microsoft Active Directory. The Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Active Directory IdPs also come with sync tasks, which allow them to act as your directory system (to populate HelloID users and groups) in addition to acting as your IdP.
By default, HelloID starts with the Local IdP, which cannot be removed. If your organization does not provide local HelloID accounts to its end users, you may disable the Local IdP after adding a more suitable one.
The Identity Providers overview is split into two sections:
- Identity Providers
This section lists all of the currently configured identity providers. In the example screenshot below, you can see that both Active Directory and the Local IdP are configured and enabled.
- Identity Provider Downloads
Download and install available client software to allow an external system to act as an IdP. Not all external systems require a specific download, such as those that support SAML.