Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Federation and SAML Administration Guide

Using SAML

The SAML can be accessed using a web browser or the SAML API. An end user authenticates to Access Manager using a web browser and, once authorized to do so, accesses URLs from trusted partner sites. Developers integrate the API into their applications to exchange security information with Access Manager. For example, a Java application can use the SAML API to achieve single sign-on. After obtaining a SSOToken from Access Manager, the application can call the doWebArtifact() method of the SAMLClient class, which will send a SOAP request for authorization information to Access Manager and, if applicable, redirect the application to the destination site. For more information, see SAML API.