Authentication software is what confirms the validity of a user’s credentials when they sign in to websites, wireless networks, etc.
The authentication software used at OSU include
- Active Directory: Authenticates and authorizes users and computers to the network; assigns and enforces
security policies for all computers and installs and updates software
- Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS): Connects IT’s Active Directory to Microsoft cloud services: Microsoft® Office 365™,
Exchange, Sharepoint, Skype, and OneDrive.
- Central Authentication Service (CAS): Allows for the use of O-Key credentials to access multiple systems (okstate.edu sites).
- InCommon Federated Services: Allows OSU users to use their O-Key credentials to authenticate to other InCommon
federation members (other universities).
- Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): A directory behind the authentication services used to connect to, search, and modify
- Shibboleth: Allows OSU users to use their O-Key credentials to access systems run by federations
of institutions or organizations that have a trust relationship.
- Universal Authentication Service (UAS): A web authentication service that uses Active Directory or OpenLDAP for verifying identity for access to the sites where it is used.