A SAML profile is the message-interchange scenario that you and your federation partner have agreed to use.
For SAML 2.0, PingFederate supports all IdP- and SP-initiated SSO and SLO profiles. For SAML 1.x, PingFederate supports both the standard IdP-initiated SSO profile and a proprietary ("destination-first") SP-initiated SSO profile.
Note that the SAML Profiles screen does not apply to OpenID Connect and WS-Federation IdP connections.
Select the applicable profile (or profiles) based on your partner agreement.
For SAML 2.0, you must always select at least one SSO profile.
For SAML 1.x, IdP-initiated SSO is assumed and the specifications do not support SLO; the only choice on this screen is SP-initiated SSO.