SAML authentication

Learn how to log in using SAML authentication

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Single sign-on is an authentication method that allows users to securely authenticate to multiple applications and sites using a single set of credentials. For example, your users will be able to log in using Google Workspaces, Azure Active Directory, Okta, OneLogin, Microsoft accounts and other service providers.

For authentication settings, you must have "Administrator" access rights or have access to the "Authentication" section 🔒. Contact your system manager to learn more about your access rights.

SAML authentication

SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is an open XML-based markup language designed to exchange authentication and authorization data between parties to a process. Using the SAML protocol, users can access many of their cloud applications with just one login and password. PeopleForce outsources the authentication process to a single SAML-enabled Identity Provider (IdP), which in turn authenticates users when they attempt to access the system.

This option will make the system available to all users who have access to your trusted identity provider, for example,** Google Workspaces, Azure Active Directory, Okta, OneLogin** or any SAML-enabled provider.

The option will require filling in the fields in PeopleForce and adding links in your credential provider.

In PeopleForce, go to Settings > Authentications > select the SAML Authentication option and fill in the required fields.

In your identity provider, create a SAML application and fill in the fields with the data from the blue block from your Authentication page.

You can learn more about SAML configuration in the documentation of your trusted identity provider or contact their support.

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