SAML Authentication Tab

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an open authentication standard that allows for the secure exchange of user identity information from one party to another. SAML supports single sign-on (SSO), a technology that allows for a single user login to work across multiple applications and services. When you configure SAML settings in Deep Discovery Analyzer, users signing in to your organization's portal can seamlessly sign in to Deep Discovery Analyzer without an existing Deep Discovery Analyzer account.

In SAML single sign-on, a trust relationship is established between the identity provider (IdP) and the service provider (SP) by using SAML metadata files. The identity provider contains the user identity information stored on a directory server. The service provider (which in this case is Deep Discovery Analyzer) uses the user identity information from the identity provider for user authentication and authorization.

Deep Discovery Analyzer supports the following identity providers for single sign-on:

  • Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 4.0 or 5.0

  • Okta

  • Deep Discovery Director 5.3

To connect Deep Discovery Analyzer to your organization environment for single-sign-on, complete the following:

  1. Access the Deep Discovery Analyzer management console to obtain the service provider metadata file.

    You can also update the certificate in Deep Discovery Analyzer.

    For more information, see Service Provider Metadata and Certificate.

  2. In your identity provider:

    1. Configure the required settings for single sign-on.

    2. Obtain the federation metadata file.

    For more information, see the documentation that comes with your identity provider.

  3. In Deep Discovery Analyzer:

    1. Import the federation metadata file for your identity provider.

      For more information, see Configuring Identity Provider Settings.

    2. Create SAML user groups.