About the HID Authentication Service

The HID Authentication Service is a multi-tenanted software as a service offering for solving identity and access management problems. Integrating applications can use the Authentication Service for user authentication and for managing the user identity lifecycle and identity information.

The Authentication Service supports open web standards for authentication, federated identity and identity management, including OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect and the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM).

The Authentication Service features can be administered through the user interface portal, to know more information visit Administration Portal for Authentication Service.

Common applications of the Authentication Service include:

  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

  • Workforce identity and access management (IAM)

  • Customer identity and access management (CIAM)

  • Identity federation

User Identity Management

User identities and identity data such as user profiles, authenticators and credentials can be managed via the SCIM API. The Authentication Service implements the core SCIM schema for managing resources such as users and groups; there are extensions to manage custom resources such as authenticators, credentials and devices.

User Authentication

The Authentication Service supports a range of authentication mechanisms to provide multi-factor authentication for users. The choice of authentication mechanism is dependent upon business risk and user convenience. User authentication is performed through the OpenID Connect API.


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