Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Technical Overview

SAML Service

Access Manager uses the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), an XML-based framework for exchanging security information. While the Session Service enables SSO sessions among different DNS domains within the same intranet, the SAML Service enables CDSSO sessions among different business domains. Using the SAML protocol, business partners can securely exchange authentication and authorization information over the Internet. The SAML Service consists of the following components: