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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

In my current job we where in the need for a load-test script which performs Service Provider (SP) initiated Web Browser Single Sign-On’s (SSO’s) based on SAML 2.0 (Security Assertion Markup Language). A mouthful, but it sounds harder than it actually is. We need this to determine how much load our Identity Provider (IdP) can handle, but we are also planning to use it as an instrument to test if our identity provider can meet our performance requirements. Now off course you could also load-test the login process without the use of SAML. In this scenario you go directly to the login URL of the identity provider which doesn’t involve exchanging SAML messages between the service provider and the identity provider. While this i... [More]