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SAML is a protocol to authenticate a user across several systems/services. The best description I found so far is (IMO):

“SAML is like building a nuclear reactor to light a lightbulb”.

So any good documentation is worth its weight in gold :-).


I’ve found several things to help us make an IDP and/or testing it better

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4291618/saml-sso-client-test-simulator-saml-provider-server

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6063158/public-saml-v2-service-providers-for-testing


To install an IDP:

https://wiki.shibboleth.net/confluence/display/SHIB2/IdPInstall