Obtain required SAML data

SAML applications require several data items. Most often, the SAML application itself, or the application provider can provide the required information. This integration requires the following information:

Field Description
Single sign-on URL SAML Post URL location.
Often referred to as the SAML Assertion Consumer Service (ACS) URL for the target application.
Audience URI The application defined unique identifier that is the intended audience of the SAML assertion. Most often referred to as the SP Entity ID of your application.

Context specific URL

A URL provided by the SAML app itself, from SAML app generated meta data.
Used when a client connects to the SAML app using IDP initiated SSO.

The following are general steps to obtain and download application specific SAML metadata. Consult the documentation for the SAML aware application to determine how to locate and download the required metadata.

To obtain example metadata:

  1. Open the SAML app in a browser.
  2. Go to the part of the app that provides a way to download the SAML metadata.
  3. Download the metadata.
  4. Open the XML file that contains the metadata and note the entityID and Location attributes and their values.

Next steps

Add an Okta SAML application