Identity Provider (IdP), sometimes called an Identity Service Provider or Identity Assertion Provider, is an online service or website that authenticates users on the Internet by means of security tokens. In this case, via SAML 2.0.
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Service provider (SP) is the term used for a 3rd party application that consumes login information from identity providers.
In this case, KnowledgeOwl acts as the SP which allows users / readers to log in via an outside system such as Okta.