I was reading some things about the SAML support in 2013 SP1, but I was wondering if it's possible to link Tridion directly to a SAML server to get a token?

Because as I now understand it, SAML support is only enabled for the communcation between GUI (content explorer / XPM) and the Core Webservices, and initial authentication still goes over LDAP? (so Tridion server both generates and validates the tokens)

Anybody already tried to link Tridion directly to an external SAML server or is this not possible?

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At this point, Tridion provides SSO option via HTTP Headers from an authenticated proxy in front of Tridion GUI. SAML assertions/IDP for Tridion GUI is not supported yet, AFAIK.

  • Just got this confirmed by Tridion support as well. SAML is currently not supported as a default SSO, playing with the HTTP header information could be an option. Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 6:53

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