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Title: Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) v2.0
URL: http://docs.oasis-open.org/security/saml/v2.0/saml-2.0-os.zip
Version: 2
Date: March 2005


The complete SAML 2.0 Standard is a set of specifications that includes:

and some later errata.


The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), developed by the Security Services Technical Committee of OASIS, is an XML-based framework for communicating user authentication, entitlement, and attribute information. As its name suggests, SAML allows business entities to make assertions regarding the identity, attributes, and entitlements of a subject (an entity that is often a human user) to other entities, such as a partner company or another enterprise application.
An Executive Overview is available as a non-technical introduction to the Standard as well as a Technical Overview.