What is SAML?

The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML framework for exchanging authentication and authorization information. It provides functions to describe and transmit security-related information. This means that you can use one set of credentials to log in to many different websites. It is much easier to manage one login per user than separate logins for email, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, Active Directory, and more.

Preconditions

In order for the users to be able to use SAML, “SMTP” must be set up and an e-mail address must be stored with the corresponding users.
In addition, the WebClient is mandatory. Therefore, the WebClient must already be “set up or installed”.

Configuration

In order to create SAML applications, SAML must first be activated.

This is implemented in the settings of the database in the Admin Client:

As soon as the checkbox is ticked, the next step is to enter the URL of the WebClient. The SAML configuration screen should then look like this:

The screen is left open and the configuration is continued at FullClient.
To do this, log on to the client as usual and switch to the Applications module. Select a new SAML application and fill it with the relevant data from the service provider.


In addition, the data must be stored in the Admin Client at the service provider.

After the successful entry of all data, the last necessary step is the verification of the user. This is done by clicking on the tile. This gives the user an e-mail with which he can verify himself.

After verification, the SAML application can be started from the LightClient view.

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