New to SAML? What is SAML? I used to ask these same very questions to myself all the time more than a few years back. Then I started taking my IT system engineering work more seriously. When that happened, security became as much of a priority as anything else that came to my desk. Just another problem for me to solve as an engineer. Sure there are many ways to solve this using Microsoft best practices, or even network best practices. But choosing to learn a product such as Okta, well that is a job within itself. Why do I say that? What are the responsibilities of a Okta admin? So many questions right. Well this page will try to take on the path of a senior system engineer’s job practicing security for SAML with Okta.