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SAML (Authentication)

Stanford transitions from WebAuth to SAML 2.0

If you manage a server or application using WebAuth to authenticate users, you can find updates about migration plans and links to technical documentation in the “Get started” section on this page.

In 2018, University IT Technology Training will offer SAML support through SAML2 Open Labs (on January 30 and March 8) and a lecture, Setting up a Stanford Service Provider using Stanford's Federated IdP (SAML2) (on February 21).


SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is an Authentication and Authorization protocol that Stanford is employing more and more to power single-sign-on and identity management underlying WebLogin. SAML is part of a coordinated ensemble of technologies that protect the university’s restricted data while enabling not just Stanford people but also trusted colleagues at other institutions to access resources with just one login action. Examples of SAML in use at Stanford include partner-provided services such as Office 365, Google Drive, and Box.


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Last modified December 8, 2017