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New: SAML authentication support

If you’re in a corporate environment, you probably use a Single Sign-On (SSO) system, so you can log into all your corporate tools with one account.

That SSO system probably speaks SAML, an XML-based monstrosity of a protocol that is famously painful to implement correctly. (And everyone knows what happens when you implement your authentication wrong…)

Well, we have good news! You can now support SAML authentication in your Anvil apps, by ticking a box in the Users Service:

(There’s a little more to it – you have to configure Anvil and your “identity provider” to trust each other – but we’ve even simplified that process, by only requiring you to do it once!)

If you have no idea what I’m talking about – be grateful! This is the kind of “unsexy feature” we love shipping: for those who need it, it’s boring infrastructure work you really don’t want to spend brain-sweat on. And now you don’t.

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