A web authentication system.
MIT Touchstone is a suite of technologies for authenticating a variety of web applications. It was introduced at MIT in 2008. It is focused on supporting web applications. It is not suitable for authenticating native desktop applications.
MIT Touchstone integrates several third party products and technologies. Single sign-on is provided by this system for all applications that have been integrated with it. The MIT Touchstone login servers may also be used to authenticate to many off-campus systems. MIT applications that have been fully integrated may also accept authentications from many other identity providers throughout the world.