How is an identity provider "key" used in Access Management? Except for Windows, I've found that the key for Windows must be Windows.

For background, you must enter a 'key' when setting up an identity provider in Access Management as described in the Documentation Center and seen below.

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The documentation explains:

A unique identifier for the IdP. The key is case sensitive and not editable once you save the new identity provider.

Optionally, you can include the Key together with the Username from the identity provider to form a name that is specific to this provider. This may be useful when supporting multiple providers where user names could be duplicated. For more information, refer to the description of Separator.


  1. Is the key the same as the {id} available over the API as mentioned in the Swagger/OpenAPI documentation (available at /access-management/api/api-docs/)?
  2. What does name refer to in, "name specific to the provider?" Is that about user names or the list of providers?
  3. Is there a good naming convention for key? For example, I think you might want to note the Identity Provider and perhaps the organization. Would you also add "Tridion" or "RWS" to identify the product suite or vendor?


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