The chained use case means the Client provides an Access Token issued by another Authorization Service acting as an Identity Provider. This use case is illustrated in Figure 23.


Figure 23 – Chained Authorization

The Target Server is the Server that the Client wishes to access. The initial interactions are the same as with the Implicit use case described in 9.2.

The Session may be created explicitly with a call to CreateSession or it can be implicit via a Session-less Method Call.

After creating the Session, the Client reads the available UserTokenPolicies from the AuthorizationService Object if it has not previously cached the information. It then chooses one that references an Identity Provider for the user identities that it has available. The user identities may be provided out-of-band or they may be provided by an interactive user. The Client then requests an Access Token from the Identity Provider.

The Client then calls the RequestAccessToken Method on the AuthorizationService Object and passes the Access Token from the Identity Provider.

The Authorization Server determines if the Client is permitted to receive an Access Token based on the claims granted by the Identity Provider. The rest of the interactions are the same as described in 9.2.