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In SAML environments, this task (finding out the appropriate IDP) is solved in a different way: There is another indirection to a discovery service where the user chooses the IDP manually by clicking on it. The service provider has no knowledge about which user belongs to which IDP.


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In the end I used the service SSO Circle which is a freemium public IdP service that you can use to test your connection. It provides metadata, certificates, the whole shebang. There seems to be a concurrent session limit for the free account and you don't get any error logging/deebugging tools (and the interface is a bit naff) but its certainly better than ...


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SAML does not support sending a username and password to the identity provider from the service provider. There is an AuthnRequest (authentication request) that may be sent from the SP, that starts a session at the SP, and tells the IdP, "hey, I don't know who this user is - authenticate them, and then respond back to this location, with the user's identity, ...


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As mentioned in other answers, basically you need a unified Identity management system. Disclaimer: The company that I work for has a product which provides identity services. I would not trust a person's StackOverflow answer to decide which system is best suited to my needs. These systems are fairly expensive and people usually request proposals ...


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What it seems like you are asking about is an Identity and Access Management (IDAM) solution which offers federated authentication from non-university sources. I've only dealt with proprietary solutions (Oracle, CA etc..) but generally IDAM solutions are made up of the following elements: - Authentication - Access Control - User Management - User repository ...


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You are looking for an "API Gateway." Many API gateway products and services are available. This StackOverflow answer lists some of the options: http://stackoverflow.com/a/11335822/650894 In addition, Amazon offers their own API gateway, which looks to have pretty flexible deployment options: https://aws.amazon.com/api-gateway/ I've also encountered the ...



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