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Play by Play: Understanding Salesforce.com Single Sign-on Solution

by Greg Cook and Don Robins

In this course, you’ll learn about the options for authentication and authorization with sessions, tokens, and the network flows for Salesforce.com.

What you'll learn

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Understanding Salesforce.com Single Sign-on Solution, Greg Cook and Don Robins walk you through setting up SAML identity providers, security provider initiated SAML, and multiple OAuth flows. Along the way, you'll learn about sessions, tokens, and authentication codes as Greg demonstrates how to obtain sessions using each different protocol, and demystifies the many network flows and mechanisms used during these security interactions. By the end of this course, you’ll have a clear understanding of when and why you would choose any particular Single Sign-on approach, as well as which would best be suited for your specific integration

About the authors

Greg Cook is founder of CloudPremise and an Enterprise Cloud Architect with a proven track record of success in software development, enterprise architecture, cloud/hybrid solutions, ITSM, and program management. Greg primarily deals with cloud solutions on Salesforce.com, but more importantly solves Enterprise scale problems. Those range from Solution to Technical to Organizational to Process architecture. Greg currently holds all 7 Salesforce Certifications including the elusive Certified Tech... more

Don Robins is a well known Salesforce MVP, instructor, author, and speaker. A custom business application developer for more decades than he cares to admit, he focuses on Salesforce technical instruction and knowledge sharing. Certified as a Platform II Developer and an award winning Salesforce Instructor, he's presented and taught at annual Dreamforce conferences since 2010. He delivers Salesforce developer classes and workshops around the US and abroad, and manages a team of instructors ... more

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