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Does Looker support IdP initiated Login?

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Last tested: Sep 2019

Yes! Normally, authentication is initiated by the SP (which calls out to the IdP), but Looker additionally supports IdP initiated Login for SAML, according to Docs.

Um, what are those acronyms?

An IdP is an "identity provider". In the context of Looker, this is a third party authentication manager like SAML, LDAP, or Google Auth.

An SP is a "service provider". This is a super broad term, but in the case of authentication it refers to Looker, as Looker provides a web service.


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