What is AWS_Single_Sign-On? What is SAML?


What is SAML?

SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is an XML-based specification for linking authentication information such as IDs and passwords over the Internet.

Single sign-on to multiple cloud services using Active Directory, etc.

SAML is primarily used for authentication between enterprise applications.

Since SAML uses Microsoft Active Directory, a SAML-based federation can be configured for API access to the AWS cloud.


AWS Single Sign-On

By using services such as AWS Single Sign-On, it is possible to implement an authentication mechanism using SAML.

AWS SSO adds SAML IdP functionality to the AWS Managed Microsoft AD or AWS SSO directory.

It allows users to SSO to services that support SAML, such as the AWS Management Console and third-party applications.