Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML-based framework which implements a secure method of passing user authentication and authorization between two entities: a Service Provider and an Identity Provider. When a user logs into a SAML enabled application, the service provider requests an authentication assertion from the appropriate Identity provider which is responsible to generate required assertions to indicate that a user has been authenticated. On verifying this assertion, the Service provider lets the user access its service. The SAML policy is used to attach SAML assertions to outbound XML requests.
SAML policy is configured using the following policies: