Open Standard Protocols

Open Standards Protocol

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)


SAML: How it Works

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) holds the dominant position in terms of industry acceptance for federated identity deployments. But what is it and how does it work?
 

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Video: SAML 101

SAML stands for "Security Assertion Markup Language." It is an XML-based standard for communicating identity information between organizations and the cloud that is used for enabling the secure transmittal of authentication tokens and other user attributes across cloud domains.
 

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White Paper: SAML 101

This white paper introduces identity federation and SAML and describes why standards like SAML are necessary for implementing scalable, secure federated identity across organizations. The typical SAML use cases are highlighted for enterprise, small to medium sized businesses and organizations acting as service providers.  
 

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OpenID Connect 1.0


OpenID Connect: How it Works

The OpenID Connect protocol forms part of a modern architecture for identity and access management (IAM) to support mobile, cloud and API-integration scenarios. It is API-friendly and easily adapts from web applications to native and mobile applications.  
 

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OpenID Connect for Enterprise

This white paper introduces OpenID Connect (Connect), discusses Connect’s features and highlights Connect’s applicability to enterprise use cases.
 

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Developers Guide

This guide provides a developer overview of the OpenID Connect protocol and includes instructions for an application developer to implement OpenID Connect authentication into their application using PingFederate.  
 

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OAuth 2.0


OAuth: How it Works

OAuth emerged from the social web, originally motivated by a desire to allow users to specify authorization permissions without divulging social media credentials, commonly known as the password anti-pattern.  
 

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The Essential OAuth Primer

OAuth 2.0 defeats the password anti-pattern, creating a consistent, flexible identity and policy architecture for web applications, web services, devices and desktop clients attempting to communicate with Cloud APIs.
 

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Developers Guide

As a developer, if you're implementing OAuth 2.0, what considerations and sample code might you need for each use case? This guide goes into depth on both application developer and API developer considerations on modifying your applications and APIs to support OAuth 2.0.
  
 

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System for Cross-Domain Identity Management (SCIM)


SCIM: How it Works

The SCIM standard reduces the complexity of user management operations by providing a standard, REST-based protocol for carrying out cross-domain identity management operations. SCIM enables provisioning and deprovisioning between identity providers and service providers keeping users in sync and reducing administrative burdens. 

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A Primer on SCIM

The System for Cross-Domain Identity Management (SCIM) is an identity standard that helps automate provisioning. SCIM provides a cross-application approach to managing users, groups and devices.
 

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Developers Guide

An in-depth guide to the SCIM v1.1 protocol including information about the SCIM components, schema and operations targeted to a developer audience.

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