Single sign on allows users to access multiple services with single login. By using Single sign-on, user no need to remember number of usernames and passwords. Prior to SAML, products support single sign on by using browser cookies. User authentication state information is maintained in browser cookies, so that re-authentication is not required each time the web user accesses the system. One problem with cookies is, cookies are not transmitted between different domains. With this mechanism users only have to enter one set of credentials to access to their web apps. This greatly increases productivity while keeping data secure. It enables password security and multi-factor authentication ensuring that only authorized users get access to sensitive data.
How SAML Works
The sequence of events goes like this:
SAML SSO Flow:
The diagram below illustrates the single sign-on flow for service provider-initiated SSO, i.e. when an application triggers SSO.
Component space SDK:
Component space SDK succor the integration of SAML single sign-on with easy and comprehensible APIs. It provides a seamless, secure access to cloud and corporate web applications using a single username and password.