I just got an email to verify my identity with an verification code, but I wasn't trying to log in to salesforce at that moment. I looked at the login history and the attempt was from my IP address and the login type was "Third Party SSO." I don't know what I have set up in the org that would fall under Third Party SSO. What are examples of this? How can I figure out which third party it was that attempted to log in?


Single Sign-On

Single sign-on (SSO) lets users access authorized network resources with one login. You validate usernames and passwords against your corporate user database or other client app rather than Salesforce managing separate passwords for each resource.

Salesforce offers the following ways to use SSO.

  1. Federated authentication using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) lets you send authentication and authorization data between affiliated but unrelated web services. You can log in to Salesforce from a client app. Salesforce enables federated authentication for your org automatically.
  2. Delegated authentication SSO integrates Salesforce with an authentication method that you choose. You can integrate authentication with your LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server or use a token instead of a password for authentication. You manage delegated authentication at the permission level, not at the org level, giving you more flexibility. With permissions, you can require some to use delegated authentication while others use their Salesforce-managed password.
  3. Authentication providers let your users log in to your Salesforce org using their login credentials from an external service provider. Salesforce supports the OpenID Connect protocol, which lets users log in from any OpenID Connect provider, such as Google, PayPal, and LinkedIn. When an authentication provider is enabled, Salesforce doesn’t validate a user’s password. Instead, Salesforce uses the user’s login credentials from the external service provider to establish authentication credentials.

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