How does SAML typically work?
We will add an explanatory diagram that shows the typical flows. SAML itself can start at intermediate points in the flow, and some steps may be optional when deployment constraints can be imposed.
Until the diagram is complete, Wikipedia has an excellent SAML article on the basics.
Why build SAMLtest?
Setting up two new federated providers simultaneously is always tricky. Having a known, operational provider fixes half of the equation, making it much easier to get a new federated environment in place.