User identity is critical to Zero Trust, and CoIP Platform allows you to establish user identity in a number of ways.
CoIP Platform supports an internal user database and a simple email-based multi-factor authentication mechanism. This mechanism is intended for quick start / smaller deployments, where external identity providers may not be used. It is not intended as a replacement for a commercial identity provider solution.
Most companies already have existing identity providers. In this case, CoIP Platform can be configured to use the existing identity provider through one of the supported methods: SAML 2.0, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, or LDAP. This allows you to use your existing multi-factor authentication mechanism (including hardware certificates, tokens, or passwordless authentication) with CoIP Platform.
For details on configuring an external identity provider, please refer to Configuring external identity providers.