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Authentication with SAML

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Authentication with SAML

The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML-based standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between security domains.

SAML exchanges security information between an identity provider (a producer of assertions) and a service provider (a consumer of assertions). SAML is a product of the OASIS Security Services Technical Committee. When implemented correctly, SAML is one of the most secure methods of single sign-on (SSO) available.

The SAML 2.0 integration enables SSO by exchanging XML tokens with an external Identity Provider (IdP). The IdP authenticates the user and passes a NameID token to the system. If the system finds a user with a matching NameID token (for example, the email address), the instance logs that user in.

If you are using the SAML 2.0 plugin for SSO authentication, you need to set the glide.ui.rotate_sessions property to false. Otherwise, it interferes with the session information sharing that takes place between the instance and the Identity Provider. Users with the security_admin elevated privilege can access this high security property by selecting System Security > High Security Settings.

Note: It is recommended that customers using an existing SAML 2.0 integration upgrade to the latest Multi-Provider SSO plugin.