AEM as a Cloud Service includes Admin Console support for AEM instances and Adobe Identity Management System (IMS for short) based authentication.
The Admin Console allows administrators to centrally manage all Experience Cloud users.
Users and Groups can be assigned to product profiles associated with AEM as a Cloud Service instances, allowing them to log in to that instance.
AEM as a Cloud Service offers IMS authentication support only for Author, Admin and Dev users. It does not offer support for external end users of customer sites like site visitors.
The Admin Console will represent customers as IMS Organizations, Author and Publish Instances in an environment as Product Context Instances. This will allow System and Product administrators to manage access to instances.
Product Profiles in the Admin Console will determine which Instances a user can access.
Customers will be able to use their own SAML 2 compliant Identity Providers (IDP for short) for Single Sign On.