Openshift 4.1 SAML Platform Authentication Options: RH-SSO/OIDC vs Mod_auth_melon

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  • SAML Authentication is not provided directly
  • What are the trade-offs between option provided that can adapt SAML
  • The Request Header authentication seems like an afterthought


  • Red Hat Openshift Container Platform (Openshift) 4.1
  • Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) for platform authentication
  • Third-Party SAML Identity Provider (IDP)
  • Option 1
    • Red Hat Single Sign-On (RH-SSO) 7
    • Open ID Connect (OIDC)
    • SAML Identity Brokering
  • Option 2
    • Request Header Authentication
    • mod_auth_melon

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