Monday, November 27, 2006

Service Providers and Relying Parties

Are they always synonomous?

SAML uses SP, OpenID uses RP.

Will an RP always provide a service? Must an SP always somehow rely on my identity?

1 comment:

Eve M. said...

I can't believe you missed an opportunity to link directly to the SAML definition of an SP in the hot new hyperlinky HTML version of the glossary.

And don't forget that SAML also defines relying party!

(Hmm, we really should provide internal links to all the terms where they're referenced... There's a very logical web of definitions buried in there.)