24 Nov Practice Test Question: SAML
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Gayle is logging onto a website managed by a third party vendor using credentials provided by her employer. The authentication system uses SAML-based authentication. In this scenario, who is the identity provider?
A. The vendor
B. Gayle’s web browser
C. The certificate authority
D. Gayle’s employer
Correct Answer: D
In SAML authentication, the user agent is the web browser, application, or other technology used by the end user. The service provider is the service that the user would like to access. The identity provider is the organization providing the authentication mechanism. The certificate authority issues digital certificates required to secure the connections.