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Identity providers are the sources of a users identity, these can be any service that allows some kind of authentication.
Tyk Identity Broker comes with a few providers built-in, these are specialised around a few use cases, but we focus primarily on:
- Enabling easy access via social logins to the developer portal (e.g. GPlus, Github login)
- Enabling internal access to the dashboard (e.g. via LDAP/ActiveDirectory)
- Enabling easy token generation from a third party for things such as mobile apps and webapps without complex configuration
This next section outlines how to configure the various built-in providers.