Use SAML assertions from an application server acting as an identity provider

Single sign-on to Salesforce.com using SAML 2

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Arnab Ray

Date archived: April 18, 2019 | First published: January 08, 2013

With the advent of cloud computing, many companies rely on third-party service providers that reside outside their network. However, a company might want to integrate its existing single sign-on (SSO) feature with these service providers but perform authentication with their own identity provider. Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is the industry standard for identity propagation of an authenticated subject between a company's identity provider and a third-party service. In this article, learn how to enable SSO so an employee can log in to a third-party service provider using company credentials.

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