Add an Identity Provider#
The first step to use Federation is to add an Identity Provider, which is the authentication system that you want to use to authenticate with Rackspace. For example, if you want the employees of your company, Aeronautics-R-Us, to authenticate to Rackspace products and services by using your Aeronautics-R-Us credentials, you need to update your Rackspace account with some information.
Click one of the following links to learn how to add an Identity Provider:
- Cloud customers, add an Identity Provider by using the Rackspace Control Panel.
- Dedicated customers, add an Identity Provider by using the MyRack portal.
- All customers, add an Identity Provider by using the Identity API.
Create and upload the SAML configuration file#
Next, you need to upload an XML file that contains the required metadata to complete the setup of your Identity Provider. Most identity systems have a method for generating the metadata file either automatically, or after you've completed some basic configuration.
For general and provider-specific guidance about configuring your identity system and retrieving your metadata XML file, see the section Configure Third-Party SAML providers.
Create the Identity Provider#
After your XML file is attached, click Create Identity Provider.