Friday, June 5, 2020

SAML SSO Authentication

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:
  • How Service Provider would know about Identity Provider?
  • How Identity Provider would know about Service Provider?
  • How they are able to communicate with each other with the redirects?
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


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