Whereas a client is a piece of software that requests tokens from U4IDS, the tenant represents an organization that is known to the client. A client may have many tenants defined. The tenant will define how the users in an organization will authenticate through U4IDS.
Configuring tenant properties
When a tenant is registered with U4IDS you must configure the properties that connects the tenant to an external Identity Provider. For further details about tenant properties, see the tenant configuration guide. For details about how to register a tenant, see tenant registration.
It is important to understand that a tenant can be configured with the following protocols:
- OpenID Connect
This dictates how the tenant communicates with the external identity system. The clients that make an authentication request to U4IDS on behalf of a tenant will strictly use the OpenID Connect protocol.