Book cover for A Guide to OpenSAML V3

This is my latest book on the subject of OpenSAML. It will guide you trough the basics of Single Sing-on with SAML and how to set up a Service Provider using OpenSAML.

This book will give you

  • A basic understanding of Single Sign-On with OpenSAML
  • A migration guide for migrating from OpenSAML V2 to V3
  • Running sample code to try things out
  • A walk though of steps needed to implement SSO in OpenSAML
  • Usage of popular bindings and useful security features

If you are looking for my previous book on OpenSAML V2 you will find it here.

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Book cover for SAML 2.0: Designing secure identity federation

Anyone taking a first look at SAML will see that is complex. As well as being a good tool to implement Single Sign-On ease organizational pain and improve security, it can also be a source to critical security vulnerabilities if design or implemented incorrectly.

SAML 2.0: Designing secure identity federation demystifies the concepts of SAML and gives beginners, as well as experience architects, a good understanding of the otherwise complex subject of SAML.

Walking through all topics from introduction to advanced you will learn

  • To fully understand SAML and identity federation
  • Workings of the main building blocks like NameId, bindings and assertions
  • How Single Single-On and Single Logout works in detail
  • Different architectural choices and implementation alternatives
  • Security best practices and considerations
  • Previous security vulnerabilities and what can be learned from them
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