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.
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.
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.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Scott Brady, and welcome to my course, Getting Started with SAML 2. I am the identity lead at identityserver.com, and you'll often find me blogging on scottbrady91.com. You'll hear the common phrase that SAML is dead, but we have been saying this for almost a decade, and it hasn't gone anywhere. SAML continues to be one of the most used single sign‑on protocols around, especially within large enterprises and government institutions. In this course, we are going to learn how the SAML protocol works and what to look for in a modern SAML implementation. First, we'll explore the basics of single sign‑on and how the SAML protocol enables this. We'll then dig into the protocol in detail, understanding the various SAML messages, binding types, and metadata. And finally, we'll look at how to take a protocol like SAML and a modernize it with security best practices. In this course, we'll be focusing on how the majority of SAML implementations work these days, what I like to call modern SAML. We won't be covering the entirety of this specification. By the end of this course, you'll have all the required knowledge to debug and integrate a SAML service provider or identity provider. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SAML with the Getting Started with SAML course at Pluralsight.