Advantages of SAML:
SAML SSO (SINGLE SIGN-ON): SAML provides security by eliminating passwords for an app and replacing them with the security tokens. Since we do not require any passwords for SAML logins, there is no risk of credentials to be stolen by unauthorized users. It provides faster, easier and trusted access to cloud applications.
Open Standard SINGLE SIGN-ON: SAML implementations confirms to the open standard. Therefore, it is not restricted to a single identity provider. This open standard allows you to choose the SAML provider.
Strong Security: SAML uses federated identities and secure tokens to make SAML one of the best secure forms for web-based authentication.
Improved online experience for end users: SAML provides SINGLE SIGN-ON (SSO) to authenticate at an identity provider, and the identity provider sends the authentication to the service provider without additional credentials.
Reduced administrative costs for service providers: Using single authentication multiple times for multiple services can reduce the administrative costs for maintaining the account information.
Risk transference: SAML has put the responsibility of handling the identities to the identity provider.