Given a scenario, recommend the appropriate method of SAML initiation to fulfill the requirements (SP-init, IdP-init.).


  • Identity Provider
    • An Identity Provider is a kind of provider that creates, maintains, and manages identity information for principals and provides principal authentication to other service providers within a federation, such as with web browser profiles
    • It provides authentication for it’s users
  • Service Provider
    • A Service Provider provides services to principals or other system entities.

SP Initiated Single Sign-On

IdP Initiated Single Sign-On

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