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About Federated Login and Smoothwall

Note: This topic applies to the Hearst Release.

Federated Login enables users of the Smoothwall authentication service to authenticate themselves using third party authentication systems, such as a Google application, using their Google user credentials.

To use Federated Login, a program or script is needed to bridge the Smoothwall Federated Login API and the third party authentication system. In this document, we go through a worked example using the Google App Engine™, however, the example is equally applicable to other systems.

Note: Federated Login only provides authentication. It does not provide directory (group) functionality, that is, you only get a username and do not get group mapping. To map users to policies, you could, for example, export and use your local user list.