Authentication is the process of verifying who is requesting access to a resource. The user or application making the request presents credentials, making it possible to prove that the requester is who they claim to be. The goal is to authorize access to specific IDM resources, depending on the confirmed identity of the user or application making the request.
IDM supports two authentication modes:
Using one or more of the classic IDM authentication modules.
Configuring IDM as an OAuth2 Resource Server in a platform deployment using AM as the Identity Provider.