Single Sign-On (SSO)
The Linux Foundation provides a unified Single Sign-On (SSO) service that offers secure access and protects the identities of all its community members. The Linux Foundation systems and services like Events Registration, Training and Certification, Jenkins, JIRA, Confluence, Crowdfunding, Mentorship, EasyCLA, Insights, and Security are all protected by the SSO service. In the near future, additional services like Zoom and Slack will also be covered.
To create an account and log in you need an email address. You can also sign in using 3rd party authentication service providers such as Google, Facebook, GitHub, and LinkedIn.
When you log in to a program or a tool for a project, you will likely be asked to create your LF account.
The LF account you will create will also allow you to authenticate using services like Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, and GitHub in addition to your username and password.
For example, if you sign up for or log in to your mailing list via the Groups.io web portal, you will be asked to log in through the new SSO interface and create an LF account if you don't have one.
The SSO helps to secure your access to a service, whether it is registering for an event, subscribing to a mailing list, or accessing a community meeting or webinar.
In addition to increased security, it is also a greater convenience. Since you already use the identity provider for your common workflows, you have one less password to remember, and can often sign in quickly depending on the browser or client you are using.
On the Individual Dashboard, you can also:
- View which email addresses are associated with your LF Account
- View the username for your LF Account
- View the Identity Providers (IdPs) you have enabled