Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Technical Overview

SAML Service

Access Manager uses the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), an XML based framework for exchanging security information. While Access Manager User Session service enables single sign-on sessions among different DNS domains within the same intranet, SAML service enables cross-domain sign-on (CDSSO) sessions among different business domains. Using the SAML protocol, business partners can securely exchange authentication and authorization information over the Internet. Access Manager SAML service consists of a web service interface, a SAML core component, and a SAML framework that web services can connect to.