Fully Compliant with the SAML v2.0 Specification
The SAML component is fully compliant with the OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language v2.0 specification.
It’s been tested successfully against Google Apps, Salesforce, Office 365, ADFS, and Shibboleth for interoperability. Thousands of our clients have been using our component in production systems throughout the world for many years.
All SAML v2.0 profiles are fully supported, acting as either the identity provider or service provider.
- Web browser single sign-on (identity provider and service provider initiated)
- Single logout
- Artifact resolution
- Identity provider discovery
- Authentication, attribute and assertion query
- Name identifier management and mapping
All SAML v2.0 protocols are fully supported.
- Create, modify and access SAML protocol messages
- Serialize SAML messages to and from XML
- Generate and verify XML signatures (SHA-1 and SHA-256) on SAML messages
All SAML v2.0 bindings are fully supported.
- HTTP POST
- HTTP Redirect
- HTTP Artifact
- SAML URI
SAML v2.0 assertions are fully supported.
- Create, modify and access SAML assertions
- Serialize SAML assertions to and from XML
- Generate and verify XML signatures (SHA-1 and SHA-256) on SAML assertions
- Encrypt and decrypt SAML assertions, attributes and identifiers
SAML v2.0 metadata is fully supported.
- Create, modify and access all SAML metadata
- Serialize to and from XML
- Generate and verify XML signatures (SHA-1 and SHA-256) on SAML metadata
A high-level, configuration-driven API provides a very simple to use interface that hides the mechanics of SAML SSO. This makes it easy to add SSO functionality to your web application with just a few lines of code. Configuration changes, including adding support for additional partner identity providers or service providers, may be made with zero code changes.
A low-level API provides complete control and flexibility. The API provides accesses to the SAML profiles, protocols, bindings, assertions and metadata. The high-level API is implemented using the low-level API. For most scenarios, the high-level API provides all the control you need in a simpler interface. For those situations where this isn’t enough, the low-level API is available.
Example projects, with full source code, are included. The examples demonstrate:
- Acting as the identity provider
- Acting as the service provider
- Identity provider initiated SSO
- Service provider initiated SSO
- Setting and retrieving SAML attributes
- SAML metadata creation and consumption
ASP.NET web forms and MVC example projects are included demonstrating integration with:
- Google Apps
- Office 365
For your assurance and convenience, the complete source code for the component is available for purchase.
The SAML component supports all the .NET framework versions from v2.0 and above. This includes support for Visual Studio 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, as well as Windows 7, 8 and 10, are supported.