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How to add SSO with OpenId Connect

The Single-Sign-On capability is only available for customers on the Enterprise subscription. Check out the Unleash plans for details.

Introduction

In this guide we will do a deep dive on the Single-Sign-On (SSO) using the OpenID Connect protocol and connect it with Okta as IdP. Unleash supports other identity providers and protocols, have a look at all available Single-Sign-On options

Basic configuration

Step 1: Sign-in to Unleash

In order to configure SSO you will need to log in to the Unleash instance with a user that have "Admin" role. If you are self-hosting Unleash then a default user will be automatically created the first time you start Unleash:

  • username: admin
  • password: unleash4all

Step 2: Navigate to SSO configuration

Unleash enterprise supports multiple authentication providers, and we provide in depth guides for each of them. To find them navigate to "Admin" => "Single-Sign-On" section.

admin-authentication

Step 3: Okta with OpenID Connect

Open a new tab/window in your browser and sign in to your Okta account. We will need to create a new Application which will hold the settings we need for Unleash.

a) Create new Okta application

Navigate to “Admin/Applications” and click the “Add Apps” button.

Okta: Add Apps

Then click “Create Application” and choose a new “OIDC - OpenID Connect” application, and choose application type "Web Application" and click create.

Okta: Create Apps

b) Configure Application Integration

Give you application a name. And set the Sign-in redirect URI to:

https://[region].app.unleash-hosted.com/[instanceName]/auth/oidc/callback

(In a self-hosted scenario the URL must match your UNLEASH_URL configuration)

You can also configure the optional Sign-out redirect URIs: https://[region].app.unleash-hosted.com/[instanceName]/

Okta: Configure OpenID Connect

Save your new application and your will ge the required details you need to configure the Unleash side of things:

Okta: Configure OpenID Connect

c) Configure OpenID Connect provider in Unleash

Navigate to Unleash and insert the details (Discover URL, Client Id and Client Secret) in to Unleash.

Pleas note that the Discover URL must be a valid URL and must include the https:// prefix. For example: https://dev-example-okta.com is a valid discovery URL.

You may also choose to “Auto-create users”. This will make Unleash automatically create new users on the fly the first time they sign-in to Unleash with the given SSO provider (JIT). If you decide to automatically create users in Unleash you must also provide a list of valid email domains. You must also decide which global Unleash role they will be assigned (Editor role will be the default).

Unleash: Configure OpenID Connect

Step 4: Verify

Logout of Unleash and sign back in again. You should now be presented with the "Sign in with OpenID Connect" option. Click the button and follow the sign-in flow. If all goes well you should be successfully signed in to Unleash.

(If something is not working you can still sign-in with username and password).

Verify SSO

Success!