by Shiva Molabanti
What is SAML?
SAML is the XML-based Security Assertion Markup Language being standardized at OASIS Security Services. SAML enables single sign-on and other security scenarios, and provides details about the authentication, attribute, and authorization information between security domains. SAML has the specific XML-based protocol by which security information can be transported securely across domains from SAML Authorities i.e. Identity Provider and the SAML Consumers i.e. Service Providers.