Authentication in AEM as a Cloud Service is a critical aspect of securing the platform. It also ensures that only authorized users have access to sensitive data and functionality. In this blog post, we will explore the different authentication options available in AEM as a Cloud Service for author environment, how authentication in AEM as a Cloud service works, how authentication in AEM as a Cloud Service differs from on-premise, and its limitations and best practices for implementing them. Authentication for end users in custom web application is not discussed in this blog.
Types of Authentications:
AEM as a Cloud Service supports several authentication methods, including:
Adobe IMS Authentication:
Adobe Identity Management System (IMS) is the default authentication mechanism provided by AEM as a Cloud Service. It allows users to log in using their Adobe ID credentials, which provides a secure and streamlined authentication experience. Adobe IMS Authentication is the recommended authentication method for AEM as a Cloud Service, as it is the most straightforward and secure option for most users.
Federated authentication is a method that allows users to log in using their existing credentials from another trusted identity provider. This approach simplifies the login process for users and allows organizations to manage authentication centrally. AEM as a Cloud Service supports several federated authentication methods, including SAML and OpenID Connect.