SAML is an XML-based open standard to securely exchange authentication and authorization information. SAML 2.0 provides an XML dialect for embedding identity data in an XML message.

The SAML standard is driven by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

Supporting Identity Federation through SAML 2.0 authentication is a seamless way to integrate your existing data center practices with vCloud Air. By managing user access to vCloud Air through your preferred corporate IdP solution, you can simplify user management and the user experience, while improving both security and response times.