SAML Security

Course Description

SAML is an XML-based, open-standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties, in particular, between an identity provider and a service provider. This course will help you understand the main components of the SAML message, the principal actors in a SAML exchange, and trace the flow of typical SAML use cases.

Course Themes

  • Integration of several different identity domains into a large group of applications
  • Single sign-on to those applications through the use of an identity provider
  • Coalescence of user identities for better management, consistency, and overall peace of mind

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize when SAML would provide the solutions to an IAM problem
  • Explain the underlying components and moving parts of SAML to a partner
  • Advise team members on the roles of the SAML identity provider and service provider
  • Design an implementation plan for a SAML solution


Delivery Format: eLearning

Duration: 3/4 Hour

Level: Intermediate

Intended Audience:

  • Back-end Developers
  • Enterprise Developers
  • Architects


  • Basic understanding of web development and HTTP
  • Basic understanding of authentication and access control
  • Basic understanding of cryptography


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