SP-initiated vs IDP-initiated SSO


A nice diagram that I found on Okta illustrates the workflow of both SP-initiated and IDP-initialed SSO.

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Reference:
https://developer.okta.com/standards/SAML/index
http://docs.oasis-open.org/security/saml/v2.0/saml-core-2.0-os.pdf

 

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