A new authentication service type allows a guest user to use an application without logging in, and to be prompted to authenticate later in the session. This enhancement supports a scenario such as an online shopping portal where a user can load a shopping cart as a guest and be prompted for credentials at checkout.
With this new anonymous authentication service type, you enable your application to do the following:
- Allow guest users to access your application
- Transition unauthenticated sessions seamlessly to authenticated
- Validate users with any other type of authentication service
- Provision users with any other type of authentication service
The following figure shows an example of an anonymous authentication service.
Anonymous authentication service
For more information, see Configuring an anonymous authentication service.