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SAML vs. WS-Federation for Single Sign-On

By |2016-10-13T14:31:47-04:00June 28th, 2012|IDM360|

SAML vs. WS-Federation for Single Sign-On Two very popular standards for Single Sign-On are Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and Web Services Federation Language (WS-Federation).  They are very similar but also incompatible.  What’s the difference?  Which one should you use?  What are some of the common pitfalls? Overview SAML and WS-Federation are [...]

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Diagnosing Single Sign-on Issues

By |2016-10-13T14:31:50-04:00June 28th, 2012|IDM360|

Diagnosing Single Sign-on Issues From the user’s point of view, it’s simple.  Click on a link, and then see a page.  Under the hood, single sign-on is a complicated operation. The example below shows that this single click can involve up to four web sites and six browser redirects.  Normally, this all happens in [...]

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What do you mean SSO?

By |2016-10-13T14:31:52-04:00June 26th, 2012|IDM360|

What do you mean SSO? Ask three people in technology what they mean by single sign-on and you are likely to get three different answers.  Single sign-on encompasses a variety of business problem.  When discussing single sign-on solutions, it is important to make sure everyone is on the same page.  Here is my list [...]

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