Single Sign On: What it Means for You and Your Users

Jamf supports a lot of tools. But how? In today’s session, Jamf product experts, William Smith and Joel Seeger, discussed what happens on the back end to handle authentication and authorization, as well as the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) spec and how Jamf interprets it. As the developers who write the tools, and engineers to deploy them, these presenters had the inside scoop on what it all means.

The session began with a look at SAML 2.0. “Defining SAML is more easily done from right to left,” Smith said, “so let’s start from the right.” He continued, “SAML is a markup language, as as Mac admins, you’re probably already familiar with a few markup languages, such as HTML, Markdown and XML.”