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Different Authentication handlers

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Hi - 

I'm trying to find the differences between the two OOTB SSO Authentication handlers: 
a) SSO Authentication Handler and b) SAML 2.0 Authentication Handler

There is not much documentation on what each is capable of, from the name I would assume, one would be specifically to integrate with SAML based authenticators, but, other than that, fundamentally what each is capable/not capable of. 

Any page reference / documentation / details much appreciated.

 

Best,

Sivaram

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Hi,

The SSO Authentication Handler suppots generic SSO architectures where there is a separate piece of application logic *in front* of AEM which handles the actual SSO negotiation and then store the user id in a header or cookie. The SAML Authentication Handler suppots direct integration between AEM and a SAML identity provider.

Regards,

Justin

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Employee

Hi,

The SSO Authentication Handler suppots generic SSO architectures where there is a separate piece of application logic *in front* of AEM which handles the actual SSO negotiation and then store the user id in a header or cookie. The SAML Authentication Handler suppots direct integration between AEM and a SAML identity provider.

Regards,

Justin