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A Breakdown of the New SAML Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

Randall Degges
Head of Evangelism

Several weeks ago a new critical vulnerability was discovered that affects many SAML implementations. This vulnerability was first reported by Kelby Ludwig of Duo Security and is particularly interesting to us (as a user management company) as it can be used to bypass authentication in a sinisterly simplistic way.

In this post, we’ll take an in-depth look at this new SAML vulnerability, what it is, how it works, and what you need to know to protect yourself.

NOTE: Just in case you’re wondering whether or not Okta is vulnerable to this new issue: we aren’t >;)

Read the whole post on developer.okta.com ›

Randall Degges
Head of Evangelism

Randall Degges runs Evangelism at Okta where he works on security research, development, and education. In his spare time, Randall writes articles and gives talks advocating for security best practices. Randall also builds and contributes to various open-source security tools.