What's New in SAML V2.0?

The Benefits of SAML V2.0

Why is InCommon pushing for broad SAML V2.0 support across the Federation? Let’s imagine for the moment that 100% of InCommon IdPs and SPs supported SAML V2.0. Then all of the following would become possible:

The following is a more detailed, technical list of some of the more important advantages of SAML V2.0:

The OASIS SAML Technical Committee has published a comprehensive list of differences between SAML V2.0 and SAML V1.1 as well.

Taken from: SAML V2.0 Executive Overview (12 April 2005, published by OASIS)