With the rise in number of cloud based applications in enterprises, IT administrators find it difficult to authenticate their technicians with different set of credentials for each application. Most organizations use Active Directory to store and manage their employees' identity information centrally. Patch Manager Plus integrates with Active Directory Federation Service (ADFS) by leveraging Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to authenticate technicians.
SAML is an XML-based, open-standard data format for exchanging authentication data between an identity provider and a service provider. Here, Patch Manager Plus is the service provider which hosts the service and ADFS is the identity provider that facilitates the authentication process. SAML does not require any password exchange between the identity provider and service provider, instead a digitally signed XML document will be interchanged to authenticate technicians.
Configuring SAML with Patch Manager Plus is a one-time process.
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Once you have configured SAML settings with Zoho accounts, follow these steps: