29 Oct Practice Test Question – Sign-In With Facebook
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Beth used the sign-in with Facebook feature to access a website hosted by The Washington Post. This feature uses SAML-based authentication. In this scenario, what is the role played by The Washington Post?
A. Certificate authority
B. Service provider
C. Identity provider
D. User agent
Correct Answer: B
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.