OASIS SAML 2.0
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) v2.0
Date: March 2005
The complete SAML 2.0 Standard is a set of specifications that includes:
- Assertions and Protocols
- Authentication Context
- Conformance Requirements
- Security and Privacy Considerations
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.