SAML pass through reference architecture
This reference architecture describes the components, flow and similar requires for integrating SAML pass through applications and Access Gateway .
The SAML pass through architecture is composed of:
- Split DNS - Internal users access the SAML aware application using the same DNS name as internet based users, however the address provided is either the IP address of Access Gateway (external or internet based) or the IP address of the SAML aware application (internal users).
- Okta SAML application - An Okta based application, used behind the scenes and hidden from the user.
- Access Gateway and application - proxies SAML requests. The application itself is hidden from users as it is not used directly.
- Okta bookmark application - Used by those who access the application from within their Okta org.
|External internet user||Internal user|
|Component||Description and requirements|
|Okta Access Gateway||All versions of Okta Access Gateway support SAML pass through.|
Application defined within Access Gateway, but hidden from everyday users.
|Okta SAML app||A hidden application used by Okta.|
|Okta Bookmark app||A book mark application listed in the Okta org.|
|SAML Application||An internal SAML application, but using the same name as external references, differentiated by split DNS.|
|External URL||External URL specified by the Public Domain field within Access Gateway. Identical DNS to the internal SAML app, differentiated by external DNS.
For example: https://saml-app.example.com