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How SAML works

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is a standard protocol that gives identity providers (IdP) a secure way to let a service provider (SP) such as MiaRec know who a user is. It does this by sending MiaRec a cryptographically signed XML document confirming users’ identities, along with some basic user information.

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Once configured, users can authenticate with the following process:

  1. The user navigates to your MiaRec account (e.g.
  2. MiaRec presents the user with an additional login option (Login with {name of your provider}).
  3. When clicked, the user’s browser will be redirected to the identity providers.
  4. The identity provider authenticates the user.
  5. Once authenticated, the browser is redirected to MiaRec with a SAML assertion.
  6. MiaRec verifies the SAML assertion and locates the corresponding user record in internal DB.
  7. The user is granted access to MiaRec.
  8. The user is redirected to original link.