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The tokens are secured at multiple level Transport - Most of the specs recommend SSL (and some mandate it) Use once - These token are just meant to transfer identity once and then the asserted identity can be attached with local session for further processing. Most of the specs contain safeguards to allow IdP & SP to track the generation and use of ...


All the organisations I worked in store credentials or equally sensitive info in a well-known location outside the application's deployment directory and is secured per environment. Devs create the files themselves with dev credentials whereas the production ones are created by ops and secured so only the application has access. If you want the application ...

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