The Identity Service lets your users access off-device services and content that require user authentication or authorization. Your users can sign in with their identity provider using their BlackBerry device, and access content or services that they have with that identity provider from within your app and elsewhere on their device. Currently, the only supported identity provider is BlackBerry ID, but there will be more in the future!
Any authorization that your app requires can also be done using the login credentials associated with an identity provider. This approach frees your users from having to remember another login profile, and saves you from having to build user authentication into your app.
The Identity Service APIs are available in both the Cascades and core frameworks. To learn more about using the Identity Service within the Cascades framework, see the complete listing of Identity Service APIs. To learn more about using the Identity Service within the core framework, see the Identity Service Library.