[BangPypers] Help regarding saml2

bhaskar jain bhaskar.jain2002 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 13:06:07 CET 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 2:53 PM, Dhananjay Nene <dhananjay.nene at gmail.com>wrote:

> AFAIK while saml2 can help support session management across domains, it is
> unlikely to be doing it for you. You can use it for authentication and
> combined with a SSO protocol you could allow credentials to be transferred
> across various services.
> SAML2 will help you essentially implement cross domain authentication and
> transfer of credentials and privileges .. but for that there's tremendous
> amount of fine level work that will be required.
> Note: I have used SAML2 in the past and have written code around it .. but
> that was long ago and I have no idea about what python-saml2 per se does -
> however if it does cross domain session management, it would leave me very
> surprised.
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 2:23 PM, K.Manikandan <manikandank at tce.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > We are trying to provide session management within a big domain, say
> > kkk.edu... like, session usage between aaa.kkk.edu and bbb.kkk.edu. We
> > came to know that saml2 provides session management for these kind of
> > requirements. We are trying to learn about that, but we have found very
> > few resources. Can anyone suggest a way to maintain sessions in a better
> > way or help us in using python-saml2...
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Manikandan K
> >

Would'nt simple cookies help you here since your domain is the same.

SAML is for identity federation and is too big a monster for your use case.
Have used SAML recently and AFAIK python-saml works for GoogleApps only.
You can use the python binding of lasso library. (

Domain = ".kkk.edu"

Best regards,

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