The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) protocol is an open-standard, XML-based framework for authentication and authorization between two entities without a password:
Service provider (SP) agrees to trust the identity provider to authenticate users.
Identity provider (IdP) authenticates users and provides to service providers an authentication assertion that indicates a user has been authenticated.
Auth0 supports the SAML protocol and can serve as the IdP, the SP, or both including:
SAML2 web applications
SAML SSO integrations
Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
SAML request signing and encrypting
Supported SAML bindings and options
Auth0 supports the following SAML bindings:
Auth0 supports the following SAML options:
Web Browser SSO Profile
Single Logout Profile
Name Identifier Management Profile
Name Identifier Mapping Profile