CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q886

Which of the following is an XML based open standard used in the exchange of authentication and authorization information between different parties?

A. LDAP
B. SAML
C. TACACS+
D. Kerberos


Correct Answer: B
Section: Access Control and Identity Management

Explanation:
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an open-standard data format centred on XML. It is used for supporting the exchange of authentication and authorization details
between systems, services, and devices.

Incorrect Answers:
A, C, D: None of these options are based on XML.

References:
Stewart, James Michael, CompTIA Security+ Review Guide, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, pp. 270-274