Developer Preview: SAML Protocol
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) protocol support for relying party applications in Windows Azure Access Control Service (ACS) enables you to provide web single sign-on (SSO) capability for your cloud and on-premise SAML-based applications and services. In this ACS developer preview, support is provided only for those aspects of the SAML protocol that can ensure that the most popular SAML-based application and service implementations can successfully use ACS for web browser SSO.
|This topic covers only those aspects (profiles, bindings and parameters) of the SAML protocol that are supported in this developer preview. The complete SAML specification may be found at SAML specifications (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=213719).|
The following list describes the aspects of the SAML protocol that are supported in this ACS developer preview.
Profile - a subset of the Web Browser SSO profile of the SAML protocol is supported.
Bindings - the HTTP Redirect binding is supported for accepting requests and the HTTP POST binding is used for issuing responses.
Metadata – ACS publishes an IdPSSODescriptor in the federation metadata that indicates the endpoint to use.
Parameters – ACS supports the most commonly used SAML parameters. The following request parameters are not supported in this developer preview:
ConceptsProtocols Supported in ACS