The difference between Sign in with Google and Identity Management

Signing in with Google

Federated Identity Management

What happens when you “Sign in with Google”?

  1. If you use Google as an authentication provider, the SaaS service (e.g. Salesforce) will create a new user entity and manage it on its own. It will allow you to set a password and administer your user settings on your own. Your organization will not be able to administer your Salesforce user in any way, and will not be able to log into your account, change your user permissions, or delete it.
  2. If you use Google as an identity management solution, the SaaS service (e.g. Salesforce) will create a custom 1:1 extension entity which represents the extra metadata it needs to store on the federated user — but will use the identity management as the “user database” to interact with the user’s configuration. For example, if the SaaS would want to know the full name, department, or the groups in which the user is currently part of (for internal authorization, e.g. which Salesforce information is the user allowed to access or is he an admin) it would query the identity management directly for that information.

Why is it sub-optimal to go with Google as the “option”?

--

--

--

An entrepreneur, and a web expert.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Alert: Tari World Never Messages You First.

A Brief Analysis of the May 2021 Cybersecurity Executive Order

PrivacySwap is not just your ordinary DeFi project, but we aimed to promote a secure and private…

Model 0: low-level defence measures for Sybil attacks in P2P networks

ZERO TRUST ARCHITECTURE

Old Newsletter: End-To-End Encrypted Communication using Python

Growing Up In Technology

What is a DApp?

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Ron Reiter

Ron Reiter

An entrepreneur, and a web expert.

More from Medium

Sendgrid Integration with VYou | Apiumhub

DevOps: everything you need to know

Pulumi Boot Camp Part 1

Leading you to the best decision