SAML Connection explained

Creating a new SAML connection

When creating a new SAML connection you will need to fill the following fields:

Connection ID This field is the new of your connexion and is used to distinguish it from other potential SSO connexion.

Entity ID The name of your SAML entity. It can be anything but is often the URL of your site.

Site Name A short name for the site. This is displayed on the SSO Sign In button.

Sign In URL Sign In URL that users will be redirected to.

Sign Out URL Sign Out URL that users will be redirected to.

Registration URL URL that users will be redirected to create a new account.

IDP Certificate Certificate of your provider.

Identifier Format Found under the name: NameIDFormat. Looks like this “urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:unspecified”

Getting your metadata

Once the connection is created you will be able to get the Metadata for that particular connection.

Example:

<md:EntityDescriptor xmlns:md="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata" validUntil="2021-10-24T14:39:12Z" entityID="{Entity ID}">
    <md:SPSSODescriptor protocolSupportEnumeration="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:protocol">
        <md:NameIDFormat>
            {Identifier Format}
        </md:NameIDFormat>
        <md:AssertionConsumerService Binding="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:bindings:HTTP-POST" Location="http://example.com/entry/connect/saml?authKey={Connection ID}" index="1"/>
    </md:SPSSODescriptor>
</md:EntityDescriptor>

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