To understand this API's various URL resources and the data it exchanges, it helps to be familiar with the following concepts:
Social login application. Needed to add social login to Hosted Login and to create a custom provider. If you aren’t sure whether or not you have a social login application, you verify that by logging on to Console, clicking Manage Application, and looking for the
rpx_idsetting. If you can't find that setting or if the setting doesn't have a value, contact your Identity Cloud representative.
Social login identity provider. Third-party site whose accounts are trusted by an Identity Cloud website or app. After proper configuration, a user can then log on to an Identity Cloud website by using their Facebook account or their Twitter account (Facebook and Twitter being examples of social login identity providers).
Social login protocol. Authentication methodology used by the social login identity provider (IdP). To be configured as a custom provider, the IdP must support at least one of the following protocols:
- OAuth 2.0
- OpenID Connect
- SAML 2