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Configuring Federated Authentication

This topic includes information on how to configure federated authenticators in WSO2 Identity Server.

Before you begin

For more information on what federated authenticators are, see Outbound/federated authenticators in the Identity Server architecture.

To navigate to the federated authenticators configuration section, do the following.

  1. Sign in. Enter your username and password to log on to the Management Console.

  2. Navigate to the Main menu to access the Identity menu. Click Add under Identity Providers. For more information, see Adding and Configuring an Identity Provider.

  3. Fill in the details in the Basic Information section.


OpenID 2.0 has been removed from the base product as it is now an obsolete specification and has been superseded by OpenID Connect. We recommend using OpenID Connect instead.

You can configure the following federated authenticators by expanding the Federated Authenticators section followed by the required subsections.


More Federated Authenticators

Some authenticators such as LinkedIn are not provided OOTB with WSO2 Identity Server but can be downloaded from the WSO2 store and plugged in to work with WSO2 IS. For more information on those authenticators and connectors, see the WSO2 Identity Server Connectors documentation.