The Workspace ONE Access identity providers are configured to manage who can authenticate and what authentication methods are used to provide single sign-on to access Workspace ONE resources.

In the Workspace ONE Access service, the identity provider offers user authentication as a service. The identity provider authenticates the user and provides an authentication token to the service provider.

The following is managed in identity provider configurations.

  • Directory to use for users. One directory can be selected for each identity provider.
  • Networks that the identity provider can be accessed from.
  • Authentication methods associated with the identity provider. This can include authentication methods in the User Auth service, Kerberos Auth service, and authentication methods configured in the Workspace ONE Access console Identity & Access Management Manager > Authentication Methods page.