Definitions for "Identity Provider"
An identity provider is an entity which issues identitiers to other entities. A typical identity provider is an internet site which manages its own directory of accounts of its users.
An identity provider is a service which asserts the identity of a user who is local to the institution running the provider. See also Origin.
A type of service provider that creates, maintains, and manages identity information for users and provides user authentication to other service providers within a federation, such as with web browser profiles.