The Gluu Server uses this component to enable social login. With over 300 existing integrations, Passport provides a crowd-sourced approach to offering users social login at popular consumer IDPs. Passport not only normalizes authentication, it also provides a standard mechanism to map user claims.

Gluu Passport is built upon the popular authentication middleware Passport.js, which supports plugins (AKA “Strategies“) that allow integration of identity providers easily. There are hundreds of strategies available in the Node.js Package Registry: npm. Any OAuth strategy can be supported.

Out of the box, the following external identity providers can be integrated:

  • SAML IDPs
  • OpenId Connect OPs (with standard communication or via Gluu’s mediator oxd server)
  • OAuth (v1.0 or v2.0) Authorization Servers

A typical usage of OAuth inbound identity is for supporting social login, ie. making your users log in to your application by using their existing accounts at popular sites like Facebook, Twitter, Github, etc.

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