Configuring SAML SSO

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Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML) is a standard for signing users in to applications based on their sessions from another context. This single sign-on (SSO) login standard has significant advantages over logging in using a username/password:

  • No need to type in credentials

  • No need to remember and renew passwords

  • No weak passwords

SAML enables web-based, cross-domain single sign-on (SSO), which helps reduce the administrative overhead of distributing multiple authentication tokens to the user. It uses security tokens containing assertions to pass information about a end user between

  • A SAML authority, named an Identity Provider, such as Okta or OneLogin, and

  • A SAML consumer, such as the CloudBees CD services

Looking for Kerberos SSO information instead? See Configuring Kerberos SSO.

Configuring CloudBees CD for SAML SSO

SAML does not require configuration that is specific to CloudBees CD. However, you must configure CloudBees CD itself to enable SAML. See Configuring CloudBees CD for SAML SSO for details.

Server configuration

After single sign-on using SAML is installed and configured, you must enable it in CloudBees CD. For details, see Single Sign-On.

End-User sign in

For information about how end users will sign in to CloudBees CD using single sign-on in SAML, see Signing in to CloudBees CD.