Simulate an IdP-initiated Flow with the Bookmark App

When an application only supports an SP-initiated flow, you can simulate an IDP-initiated flow with the Bookmark app. With the Bookmark application, the end user clicks a chiclet in Okta and is signed into the application. Internally, the chiclet calls Bookmark that goes to the URL for your domain in the app, and then calls Okta. You can customize the chiclet for Bookmark to display the logo for the application with the SP-initiated flow, so the end user experience is not different from logging on to any other application.

Note: Provisioning features are not supported by Bookmark apps.

Use the Bookmark Application

  1. First, set up the application with an SP-initiated flow. This creates a chiclet. Be sure to hide this chiclet.

    To hide the chiclet, select the General tab in the application. Then, click the Edit button. Check both options in the Application Visibility section, shown below.

    The screenshot shows the application visibility options.

  2. Then, add a Bookmark app. Enter the name of the app and the URL for your domain that was determined when you created the SP-initiated flow app, as shown below.

    Important: Do not hide the Bookmark app. Leave both Application Visibility boxes unchecked, as shown below.

    The screenshot shows the Application label and URL fields that must be populated.

  3. Continue to the next screen and assign the app, as desired.

Change the tile appearance

To make the chiclet for the Bookmark app look like the app that is called, you can add the logo and description of that app to the Bookmark app.

  1. After assigning the app, the screen shown below displays. Click the edit icon to open the logo edit screen.

    The screenshot shows the location of the edit button.

  2. The Edit Logo window opens. Change the logo as desired to make it clear to the end users which app is opened.

    The screenshot shows the Edit Logo window.