Friday, June 5, 2020

SAML SSO Authentication Part 1

SAML SSO (Single Sign On) is used in most of the enterprise architectures as of today. We would look at SAML SSO and its significance with a demo in this post. Since it is advanced concept, we would cover this in multiple posts so that even beginners can understand this:

SAML stands for Security Assertion Markup Language: an XML framework which facilities Single Sign On Process. Go through the below video which gives a basic idea of SAML.

In the upcoming posts: we would look at the below:
Post #2: How the entire configuration is done to achieve this demo which would answer below questions:
Post #3: What are the benefits we are going to get by following SAML SSO which would answer below questions:
  • How Service Provider validated authenticitiy of SAML Response?
  • SAML Response in place of SSO Token, how is going to benefit us over simple token like timestamp?
Stay tuned. And if you are interested, you can subscribe to the blog, so that you would be notified automatically on the upcoming posts.



  1. This Article is really helpful Pavan. Thank you for such wonderful article, eagerly waiting for other posts on this topic.

  2. Really helpful, good post Pavan!

  3. Fantastic article. 100% better than what pdn says on this

  4. Good explanation Pavan.. Nice work..

  5. Superb Post waiting for next series on SAML

  6. Very Nice and matured presentation Pavan!!
    Awaiting for further ones..

  7. Masterful way of presenting the content !!
    Really helpful for beginners like me!!
    Thanks for efforts.

  8. You are doing an Great job Brother

  9. Hi is there any way I can reach out to you for LSA training ?
    Pls let me know . My email is is

  10. Nice crystal clear explanation. Requesting you to post the subsequent topics to understand the concepts behind the SSO authentication. Thank you.

  11. Bro, waiting for the part-2


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