I am planning a SSO implementation using SAML 2.0. It is going to be SP (Force.com) Initiated authentication. I wanted to know if any SSO IDP simulator is available from AppXchange (preferred over Java based tools) to understand the implementation before trying it out with Enterprise IDP (ADFS in my case).

  • Do you have a test Enterprise IDP to work with or only the production IDP?
    – Mike Chale
    Feb 18, 2013 at 15:03
  • No only the production IDP ....
    – KaLi
    Feb 19, 2013 at 14:35

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You can set up another Salesforce org (e.g. a developer edition) to be your IDP - that's how I got to grips with it originally. There's a wiki article that guides you through the whole process at:


  • Thanks, very useful..I have 2 questions:[1] How do I use "User Name" instead of "Federation Id" (post talks on Federation Id) to authenticate. [2] In my SP ORG I provided the Federation Id to just One User and used the same Federation Id for one of the IDP users, the Logon to SP ORG as the user was successful; others are not incl Admin, how to solve this?
    – KaLi
    Mar 5, 2013 at 8:57
  • I don't think you can authenticate via User Name in this case, as Salesforce usernames have to be unique across all orgs, therefore you can't have the same username in the IDP and SP. Mar 5, 2013 at 10:07
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    Another excellent Tool is Axiom which acts as an IDP and can be used to login to Salesforce with Federated Authentication. You may find it at the below URL: axiomsso.herokuapp.com/SamlIdpHome.action I have not tried it but thought it would be useful for other looking for similar setup.
    – KaLi
    Apr 27, 2013 at 13:23
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    Another useful post that explains "My Domain", "Redirection to SSO Login Page", "Skipping IDP Authentication". URL: salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/11713/…
    – KaLi
    Jun 26, 2013 at 14:04

I have tried using Elastic SSO to do this. A lot of good documentation on Elastic SSO for Salesforce SP SSO integration.

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