?
Solved

SAML and encryption

Posted on 2014-08-04
1
Medium Priority
?
368 Views
Last Modified: 2014-08-05
I have been reading about SAML.  I have one question

From what I understand, the identity provider is contacted by the web service to verify the username and pw.  Does this mean that the user sends the username and pw to the web service.  Does this actually go through the wire?  Would this data be encrypted ?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Anthony Lucia
1 Comment
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Mayank S earned 2000 total points
ID: 40240817
I have done a SAML implementation with WSO2 as the Identity provider/ server. In that, our application sends a SAML request to WSO2 in an encoded manner using URL redirect on the browser - so its like a POST request going from your application to WSO2 on the browser, and then WSO2 throws up its login page. You enter the credentials on WSO2's login page only; it verifies the details and then redirects back to your application with an encoded SAML response via POST on the browser itself. Once your application receives the SAML response, you can decode it to receive the user ID of the logged in user and do your Java stuff (put the user in the HttpSession, etc).
0

Featured Post

Become an Android App Developer

Ready to kick start your career in 2018? Learn how to build an Android app in January’s Course of the Month and open the door to new opportunities.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Considering today’s continual security threats, which affect Information technology networks and systems worldwide, it is very important to practice basic security awareness. A normal system user can secure himself or herself by following these simp…
Ransomware - Defeated! Client opened the wrong email and was attacked by Ransomware. I was able to use file recovery utilities to find shadow copies of the encrypted files and make a complete recovery.
Viewers will learn how to properly install Eclipse with the necessary JDK, and will take a look at an introductory Java program. Download Eclipse installation zip file: Extract files from zip file: Download and install JDK 8: Open Eclipse and …
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…
Suggested Courses

580 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question