Single Sign On Overview

Summary

PathFactory provides Single Sign On support using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML version 2.0). SAML is a standard protocol that gives third party Identity Providers (IdP) a secure way to let a service provider (SP) such as PathFactory authenticate users through a single login credential.

Note
Single Sign On currently supports G Suite, OneLogin, and Okta as Identity Providers. We also provide the option of a generic SAML 2.0 configuration for clients using other standard SAML 2.O Identity Providers.
To configure Single Sign On in your organization, please contact your CSM or support@pathfactory.com to provide access to this feature.

Check out the SSO FAQ for more information.

Benefits of SSO

Corporate Security
SSO allows you to centralize control over provisioning with fewer points for identities to be breached, and enforce corporate standards like multi-factor authentication.

User Experience
SSO helps relieve the need for users to manage multiple accounts and passwords.


Single Sign On Requirements for PathFactory

  • You must have Admin access in PathFactory to configure SSO

  • You currently have G Suite, Okta, or OneLogin as your Identity Provider, OR the ability to manually configure your SSO using our generic SAML 2.0 option

  • All email addresses for PathFactory users must exist in the Identity Provider


Configuring Single Sign On

Step 1: Contact either your CSM or PathFactory Support to request access to Single Sign On.
Step 2: Configure SSO for your organization from the Organization Settings section in PathFactory, according to your specific IdP: G Suite, Okta, or OneLogin.
Step 3: Adjust your Mixed Mode Login settings. Step 4: Test your SSO configuration by logging out and logging back in.

Note
On the login page there should be a button corresponding to your Identity Provider.
Please ensure you can login by clicking on the Identity Provider button.

Updated on July 10, 2022

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