New Pluralsight Course: Getting Started with SAML 2.0

Scott Brady
Scott Brady
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SAML is the protocol that no one wants to use. But if you must use it, at least you now have a modern, detailed introduction to SAML thanks to my new Pluralsight course: Getting Started with SAML.

You’ll hear the common phrase that “SAML is dead”, but we have been saying this for almost a decade, and it hasn’t gone anywhere. SAML continues to be one of the most used single sign-on protocols around, especially within large enterprises and government institutions.

This course is entirely programming free and is suitable for software developers of any language or stack. That being said, if you’re looking to get started with SAML in ASP.NET Core, I highly recommend this course as your first step.

Topics Covered

In this course, I focus on how the majority of SAML implementations work these days, what I like to call “modern SAML”. I won’t be covering the entirety of the specification.

Watch this course to learn:

  • How single sign-on works and how the SAML protocol enables this
  • When to use SAML over other protocols and how to make the protocols work together
  • What to look for in a modern SAML implementation
  • How the SAML protocol messages and binding types work
  • How to take a protocol like SAML and modernize it with security best practices.

There is a lot of XML in this course, but unfortunately, it is required to effectively debug the SAML protocol and address customer edge-cases.

If you are looking for a modern SAML stack, then I recommend’s SAML component. This enables your ASP.NET Core website to act as a SAML service provider and/or identity provider.

I hope you enjoy the course. If you have any feedback or future topic suggestions, let me know!