Wednesday, February 7th at 1:30 PM (New York Time)
SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is an XML-based open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties. SAML has been widely adopted for three primary reasons: SAML is standardized, secure, and provides an excellent user experience.
As amazing as it sounds, SAML 2.0 facilitates the use of a Single Sign-On or Single Logout in ProcessMaker via an external Identity Provider (IdP) service that supports this standard. Some of the major benefits of using SAML SSO for ProcessMaker include but are not limited to:
- Increased Security: Authentication is delegated to the SAML IdP, so advanced authentication methods on the IdP (like two-factor-authentication) also apply to ProcessMaker.
- Centralize User Access Control: A single registry of user IDs with a centralized management interface allows quick and easy provisioning and deactivating of user accounts. With SAML SSO, user can be created and updated during login based on data provided by the SAML IdP.
- Single Identity: A secure, enterprise-wide infrastructure with common password and security setting that can be centrally managed and secured. Users are also less likely to write down their passwords when there is only one to remember.
- Reduce IT personnel Costs and Head Counts: Especially for large organization, less time is spent on managing accounts, communicating passwords and assigning groups, resulted from employee turnover.