Getting Started with SAML 2.0

by Scott Brady

SAML is one of the most established SSO protocols, found in many organizations. This course will teach you how SSO using SAML works, how the various request and response messages fit together, and what to look for in a modern SAML implementation.

What you'll learn

A common phrase is that “SAML is dead” and this has been the case for almost a decade. However, SAML continues to be one of the most used Single Sign-On (SSO) protocols around, especially with large enterprises and government institutions. In this course, Getting Started with SAML 2.0, you’ll learn how the SAML protocol works and what to look for in a modern SAML implementation.

First, you’ll explore the basics of SSO and the SAML authentication process.

Next, you’ll take a deep dive into the protocol implementation, understand the various SAML message types, binding types, and how to read SAML metadata.

Finally, you’ll learn how to choose a modern SAML implementation that adheres to current security best practices.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of SAML needed to integrate with a SAML identity provider or service provider, and how to debug your way out of any SAML integration issue.

About the author

Scott Brady is a software developer specializing in in IdentityServer4 and all things Authentication, Identity, OAuth, and OpenID Connect. Scott spends his time helping customers implement Single Sign On solutions, writing blog posts, and building IdentityServer components for Rock Solid Knowledge.

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