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This section contains examples for items we identified as "common" tasks. It includes methods and examples of Security features that many users are looking to utilize when first starting out with Ignition. Additionally, this section attempts to clarify some of the Security options available that can be used to protect your applications and data.

The examples in this section are self-contained explanations that may touch upon many other areas of Ignition. While they are typically focused on a single goal or end result, they can easily be expanded or modified after the fact. In essence, they serve as a great starting point for users new to Ignition, as well as experienced users that need to get acquainted with a new or unfamiliar feature.

Below is a list of common tasks related to the security features and setting up security for your Ignition system.

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Configuring IdPs

With the introduction of Ignition 8 and Perspective 8.0, we implemented several new features called Security Levels and Identity Providers (IdPs) that improve authentication and authorization to the Ignition system. There are several types of Identity Providers (IdPs) such as Ignition, OpenID Connect 1.0, and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML). An IdP offers a way for users to log into Ignition using credentials stored outside of Ignition as well as providing authentication services such as two-factor authentication (2FA). Security Levels, similar to roles that are assigned to users, are defined in the Gateway and enable you to define a hierarchy for access inside a Perspective Session. They provide a way for you to map roles from an IdP to Ignition roles. 

The OpenID Connect 1.0 Example page will show you how to configure an external IdP that used OpenID Connect 1.0 with your Ignition system.

Troubleshooting IdPs

On the Troubleshooting Identity Providers page, you will find a few helpful examples to help you diagnose and troubleshoot issues with configuring IdPs. They typically include various scenarios that you may find yourself in, and what to do in those situations, as well as some error messages that will be helpful in figuring out what is going wrong.

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