Authentication Providers

Authentication Providers Icon image. allow users to sign in to the Polycom Cloud Service using their user account credentials from an enterprise user authentication service such as Microsoft Office 365 (Microsoft Azure Active Directory) or an on-premises Microsoft Active Directory service (federated for cloud service access via ADFS).

Pano App users sign in using their Microsoft Office 365 user account credentials to access files in their OneDrive for Business folders; Polycom Cloud Service Administration users can sign into the Polycom Cloud Service Administration portal using their enterprise account credentials or their local account credentials.

You can connect the Polycom Cloud Service to any of the following custom and built-in authentication providers:

Built-in Office 365
Polycom pre-configured Microsoft Azure Active Directory that you can only enable or disable it in the Polycom Cloud Service Administration portal.
Custom Office 365
Your enterprise customized Microsoft Azure Active Directory that you need to add it to the Polycom Cloud Service Administration portal.
Custom ADFS
Your enterprise customized Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services 3.0 that you need to add it to the Polycom Cloud Service Administration portal.

Both custom providers use the OAuth 2.0 authorization framework to access the external authentication service. This ensures reliable and secure use of the provider’s identity management services.

For the vast majority of Office 365 integrations, the Office 365 provider will be used.