How to set up business partner federation

Business Partner Federation establishes a trust relationship between the Service Provider (SP) and Identity Provider (IDP) using SAML tokens. By establishing this trust relationship, you can provide access to the resources that you want to share.

There are two use cases for Business Partner Federation as follows:

Shared tenant

In this use case, you share your Idaptive tenant with your business partners. Your Idaptive tenant (which hosts the services/applications) serves as the SP and your partner serves as the IDP. Your business partners access the tenant and its associated resources/applications by passing a SAML token obtained from their IDP service. This use case applies to any IDP (AD FS or other kinds of IDPs).

Tenant-to-tenant

This case is sometimes referred to as “tenant to tenant” because both the SP and IDP are Idaptive tenants. Your business partners access the resources/applications by passing a SAML token obtained from their Idaptive IDP tenant to their Centrify SP tenant.