A Circle of Trust
or a Federation
covers a number of services between which certain trust relationships have been established. Namely, this is built when one or more Service Provider
s agree to trust Identity Provider
s for authenticating entities
Among services that can be provided, Identity Federation and Single Sign-On can take place.
The term Circle of Trust comes with the Liberty Alliance approach, while the term Federation comes from the Shibboleth approach.
Category Identity And Authorization Management