What is federated authentication?
Siloed customer identities cause onboarding friction, lost revenue, and operational overhead. Identity federation enables your customers and partners to log in across applications securely without re-authentication. Identity federation can be enabled using the OIDC and SAML protocols for both custom apps and off-the-shelf apps.
Identity federation with Descope
Easily implement single sign-on (both IdP and SP initiated), self-provisioning, and fine-grained authorization using drag-and-drop workflows.
Pick different authentication methods, create custom screens, and add bespoke security controls based on the nature of each application.
Leverage extensive support for standard protocols such OIDC and SAML, ensuring interoperability with your current identity systems.
Weave data and actions from third-party connectors for a variety of use cases including localization, fraud prevention, and identity verification.
Log in from anywhere to anywhere
Use Descope as an Identity Federation Broker to connect SAML / OIDC applications and IdPs in any order. Gain a 360-degree view of your non-workforce identities.
“Descope has truly been ‘set it and forget it’ for authentication by making user journeys seamless and secure for all users that interact with our service.”
- Sasidhar Sista, Co-Founder
"This is the fastest implementation of RBAC in a product I've ever seen."
- Alok Shukla, Co-Founder and CEO
"Descope is very customizable and easy to use. We seamlessly embedded Descope Flows inside an Outlook plugin for our app, which was not possible with other authentication products."
- Alon Cohen, CEO
"Our developers had an amazing experience with the Descope SDK. It only took us 3 hours to deploy OAuth social logins to production."
- Manu Zenou, Head of Engineering
"Authenticating our community members with LinkedIn is intuitive for them, gives us a better understanding of their identity, and removes the burden of managing passwords."
- Shreesha Ramdas, Co-Founder
"Every B2B SaaS app needs to think about SAML and access control from Day 1. Descope helps us offer these capabilities to our customers with minimal engineering effort."
- Harsh Shrivastava, Founding Engineer
"Security and compliance is always top of mind in healthcare. It's reassuring that Descope takes care of all the little security details involved in authentication."
- Jonah Mink, Founder and CEO
Our service is for every app developer
No code, some code, or a whole lotta code – Descope meets you where you are by offering different integration options.
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All your auth is secure with us
Security is serious business. Built by a team that has been on the security frontlines for decades, Descope is committed to exceeding industry standards in keeping your organization and user data safe and compliant.
We support your favorite authentication methods
Let users log in the same way they unlock their device – with a fingerprint, face scan, or PIN.
Enable users to log in with identity providers like Google, LinkedIn, GitHub, and others.
Implement quick and easy login with one-time passwords over email and SMS.
Augment existing logins with passwordless auth by adding Descope as a federated IdP.
Biometrics / WebAuthn
Implement FIDO-based biometric authentication native to your users’ devices.
Harden security by having users prove the possession of their devices.
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