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For me SSO is sign on where one need not type the password explicitly.

I see one of the possible way to achieve it is by using Certificates loaded in browser.

SAML/OAuth delegates the job of authentication to some IDP. As per my understanding these IDP in most cases use the certificates loaded in client browser to identify him/her.

I have following questions: 1) Why the web-sites doesn't use the client certificates directly. 2) If I have to pass the SAML token while calling the REST end point, how the header will look like eg. Basic aTA2MTk1111pB43he3juh3 for Basic or Bearer aTA2MTk1111pB43he3juh3 for OAuth

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