Web SSO and HTTP POST Binding Support


We’ve been asked by a client to integrate SAML into an existing ASP.NET WebForms project. They have mandated that the solution must support the SAML 2.0 WebSSO Protocol and SAML 2.0 HTTP POST Binding.

I’ve no idea what either of these are and can only find summary information on the second on the SAML 2.0 wiki page. Could you confirm if your library supports these and whether there is sample implementation code included with the product?

Many Thanks

I can confirm we support these.

The SAML protocol includes the SAML authn request and SAML response messages that make up the SSO flow.

The HTTP Post binding is one option for sending the SAML authn request and is the most commonly used option for sending the SAML response. Our SAML Primer provides more information.


The Examples Guide describes the ExampleIdentityProvider and ExampleServiceProvider projects. These are WebForms applications that demonstrate SSO including the use of the HTTP Post binding to send/receive the SAML response. The specifics of the SAML protocol and bindings are encapsulated by the SAML API so you don’t have to worry about these details.