SAML Overview

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John Wagnon covers the basics of SAML and how F5’s Access Policy Manager can act as the service and/or identity provider to federate authentication services in this episode of Lightboard Lessons.

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35 thoughts on “SAML Overview


    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    John it looks the same like radius and tacacs then why we required it ?

    Oscar Hanzely

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Unfortunately this video which is only 4 min is more telling than this one. It provides also benefits and overview not just "how it works".

    Mario Roberto Hernandez Flores

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Thanks a lot, very well explained.

    Sathya Ganeshan

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    You should also post a video about bodybuilding

    Vanderson Tonus Junior

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Fucking right that correctly. 🙂

    Nice vid. Thanks

    Priya Shelke

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    This helped me to understand the SSO flow. Thanks

    John MacDougall

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Really helpful, and wonderful presentation style

    rajat gadekar

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    what are all authentication protools do we have?

    santhosh kumar

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    I didnt understand the active directory part. Do you mean already the credential exist over there?


    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    5:02 glorious moment for F5

    Netaish Vasistha

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Excellent !!!!!


    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Best video on the subject so far!


    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Genius simplified. Wow. Thanks John! You are appreciated for breaking this down for me as an Independent MSP. And this was presented 5 years ago, still relevant for a while.

    Reynaldo Dumalos Santos Jr.

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Thanks! Very clear and yes, very powerful. Thanks!

    Mahil Kr

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)



    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    I think I don't get two things (6:24):

    1. how is the saml assertion returned to the SP and what is the SP doing with? e.g. the assertion is added as an http header so it's available for subsequent requests
    2. If C is switching to "WebEx". What happens? Is the existing assertion at the http headers, or is the IdP aware of the Http session and matches the session?
    In general, I think I get the idea of the assertion, but how is handled?

    Maxime G

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    5:02 cracks me up

    Niokolay Dimitrov

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    The SP does not talk directly with the Idp, they redirect to each other, as they have established trust.

    Tomasz Zima

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    I have to agree … the best explanation of SAML concept by far!

    tariq khan

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Thanks, I could really understood the basics 🙂

    Dickard Grayson

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    this guy can teach me anything! wow! i'm a fan! thank you!

    Mohammed Khizar

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Awesome…explained it in the simplest way…

    Koray Tugay

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    5:23 I do not think Identity Provider contacts the Service Provider as you suggested. It gives a token to the client, which the client can send to the Service Provider.


    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    BIG-IP? APM?

    Eric Nguyen

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    So great!! Thanks, sir.

    Irfan Sadiq

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    SAML is a pre arranged SSO standard (IDP <–> SP) share configuration (User claims info) , X509 Cert for digital signing of authentication requests, Assertion URL , SSO URL, Reply back URLs etc. There are two supported work flows:

    1. SP initiated workflow

    2. IDP initiated workflow

    There's no magic happening at the front-end or behind the scenes 😉

    SAML High-Level Workflow :

    SAML Request –> SAML Response –> Authentication


    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    pretty good explanation but you stumble on the "Big IP" and "APM" part. i think this part needs to be explained further as you kind of just gloss over it and it really makes no sense for someone who has never heard of SAML before. the rest of the video and explanation is solid.


    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    I think saml 2.0 is causing havoc on my yahoo emails.

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    Sreenivas P

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    The Content you deliver has got clarity.Thank you

    Mitesh Joshi

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Great Explanation ! John superbly explains all the concepts.

    Learning Tech

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Thanks for making such a great video. It was very very helpful.
    Could you please answer a couple of really basic questions?
    1. Considering SAML was created more than a decode ago, is it still the best/recommended way for implementing SSO?
    2. What are the other most recent, popular, secure alternatives of SAML for SSO?

    Manny Negron

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    I was just recently assigned a project that uses SAML and I had to start from scratch none of the material I read made much sense until I saw your video, thank you!

    akila dhandapani

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    Thanks for the wonderful introduction to saml

    Robin Guo

    (July 14, 2020 - 2:06 am)

    It's very clear, thank you very much!

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