What is SAML?
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML-based standard that enables users to access multiple web applications with one set of login credentials. SAML is a core component of SSO technology and unburdens app owners from having to authenticate users.
How SAML SSO helps your app
Better user experience
No more creating and remembering passwords for every app. The only credential users need to remember is the one used for the identity provider.
Reduce the number of passwords in circulation and make your app servers less attractive targets for cybercriminals.
Better dev focus
Avoid expending resources on password infrastructure, reset flows, and help desk tickets. Spend more time building what you build.
“Descope has truly been ‘set it and forget it’ for authentication by making user journeys seamless and secure for all users that interact with our service.”
- Sasidhar Sista, Co-Founder
"This is the fastest implementation of RBAC in a product I've ever seen."
- Alok Shukla, Co-Founder and CEO
"Our developers had an amazing experience with the Descope SDK. It only took us 3 hours to deploy OAuth social logins to production."
- Manu Zenou, Head of Engineering
"Descope is very customizable and easy to use. We seamlessly embedded Descope Flows inside an Outlook plugin for our app, which was not possible with other authentication products."
- Alon Cohen, CEO
"Security and compliance is always top of mind in healthcare. It's reassuring that Descope takes care of all the little security details involved in authentication."
- Jonah Mink, Founder and CEO
"Every B2B SaaS app needs to think about SAML and access control from Day 1. Descope helps us offer these capabilities to our customers with minimal engineering effort."
- Harsh Shrivastava, Founding Engineer
"Authenticating our community members with LinkedIn is intuitive for them, gives us a better understanding of their identity, and removes the burden of managing passwords."
- Shreesha Ramdas, Co-Founder
Explore other authentication methods
Implement quick and easy login with one-time passwords over email and SMS.
Biometrics / WebAuthn
Implement FIDO-based biometric authentication native to your users’ devices.
Let users log in the same way they unlock their device – with a fingerprint, face scan, or PIN.
Augment existing logins with passwordless auth by adding Descope as a federated IdP.
Enable users to log in with identity providers like Google, LinkedIn, GitHub, and others.
Harden security by having users prove the possession of their devices.
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