The Cloud Foundry User Account and Authentication Service is a new, separate process accessible via HTTP endpoints which seeks to implement a general service for user account information and configurable, external federated authentication services.
The User Account and Authentication Service (UAA) is:
- A new, separate application from the Cloud Controller
- Owns the user accounts
- called via REST APIs
- support for standard protocols to provide single signon and delegated authorization to web applications in additon to REST APIs to support the Cloud Controller and Collaboration Spaces
- will also eventually support APIs for a Web UI for user account management.
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