SAML vs OAuth

Excellent article by Zach Dennis on the differences between SAML and OAuth2.

http://www.mutuallyhuman.com/blog/2013/05/09/choosing-an-sso-strategy-saml-vs-oauth2/

In a nutshell:

  • SAML 2.0 older specification not good for mobile and non-web devices but more established
  • OAuth2 new kid on the block with similar flows written in the age of mobile devices and native clients but not so tightly specified leading to some incompatibilities
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