Table of Contents


  1. About the Security Guide
  2. Introduction to Informatica Security
  3. User Authentication
  4. LDAP Security Domains
  5. Kerberos Authentication
  6. Domain Security
  7. SAML Authentication for Informatica Web Applications
  8. Security Management in Informatica Administrator
  9. Users and Groups
  10. Privileges and Roles
  11. Permissions
  12. Audit Reports
  13. Command Line Privileges and Permissions
  14. Custom Roles
  15. Default List of Cipher Suites

SAML Authentication Process

SAML Authentication Process

Informatica web applications and Active Directory Federation Services exchange authentication and authorization information to enable SAML authentication in an Informatica domain.
The following steps describe the basic SAML authentication flow:
  1. A user logs into an Informatica web application.
  2. The application sends a SAML authentication request to AD FS.
  3. AD FS authenticates the user's credentials against the user account information in the LDAP or Active Directory identity store.
  4. AD FS creates a session for the user and sends a SAML assertion token containing security-related information about the user to the web application.
  5. The application validates the assertion.

Updated April 29, 2019