Application types

You can choose between three types of applications depending on your CIAM needs:

Simple applications

Simple applications allow a 1:1 relationship between a user base and an application. All users are presented with the same sign-in and sign-up experience.

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You can choose this type of application if you don’t have complex organizational needs.

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This diagram illustrates the relationship between the identity store, the application, its multiple clients, assigned policies, and your brand portals:

Simple applications

Simple applications

Organization-enabled applications

Organization-enabled applications support multiple organizations that isolate specific populations of users while using the same resources, e.g. organizational applications draw identities from the same identity store.

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This application type can provide sign-in journeys for different groups of business customers. Best for complex B2B use cases (such as white labeling in a B2B setting) were no personal accounts are needed.

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This diagram illustrates the relationship between the identity store, organizations, policies, the application, its multiple clients, and your brand portals:

Organization-only applications

Organization-only applications

Hybrid applications

Hybrid applications can harbor both organizations that place customer identities into a segment and individual accounts that are stored directly in the identity store, in the "non-organizational" compartment.

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This applicaiton type can accomodate both B2B and B2C customers. You can provide sign-in for enterprise identities and non-organizational users without any hassle.

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This diagram illustrates the relationship between the identity store, organizations, policies, the application, its multiple clients, and your brand portals:

Hybrid applications

Hybrid applications

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Base organizations

Clients can have base organizations configured. Base organizations close off a specific chunk of the organizational hierarchy and restrict the client to the organizations in that extracted hierarchy.