SSO means: “I trust «other_site» to rely on ALL of my authentication and rely on it exclusively for this purpose.”
That other site could be anything - it could be your Corporate SSO site, it could be something horrible that trusts users completely, it could be a provider that requires an RSA key with certificates, heck it could even be (another) Discourse.
oauth2 means: “This is a login option for my site” such as Google oauth2.
If what you’re trying to do is this:
then you want to do as @sam mentioned and use the plugin (possibly extending it to specifically support your OAuth2 provider.
But if what you’re trying to do is this:
Then you need to write “SSO Provider” as Discourse doesn’t care what’s behind it.
Super clear. Thanks for taking the time to include diagrams, really neat!
I just added some new settings which makes this possible:
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