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Configure SAML SSO

Note

This article describes a new section available for the latest version of setting up one or multiple SAML SSO flows. You may not be using this latest version yet, as we've only enabled this version for a limited number of Bynder portals. If you are interested in switching to the updated SSO flow please contact your Customer Success Manager.

Single Sign-On (SSO) can be a big time saver for users and administrators. By implementing one or multiple SAML SSO flows in a portal, anyone in your network can click the SSO button on the login page of the portal to quickly login without the need for a separate Bynder username and password.

SSO also allows you to create new user accounts automatically (Just-in-Time provisioning - JIT), which takes this manual task away from portal administrators. Setting up a profile or group mapping ensures that a user account with the appropriate permission profile is created when a user logs in for the first time using SSO.

Who can create and update SAML SSO flows

Create a new SAML SSO flow

Note

Status: Allows you to enable or disable this SSO flow. You won't be able to enable it if you have not fully configured the flow.

  1. Navigate to Settings > Advanced Settings > Portal Settings.

  2. Click Login Configuration on the left sidebar.

  3. Click New login method, then select SAML SSO

  4. Enter a name for the SSO flow to allow you to identify it easily, and then click Save.

    The name will only be visible within the Login configuration section. You will be able to update the label of the SSO button on the login page that appears to users.

  5. SAML Settings: These are the minimum settings needed to integrate with the identity provider.

  6. View setup instructions: Click to see all the instructions and details needed to set up Bynder on your identity provider.

    • Click Permalink XML to access this information as an XML file.

  7. [optional] Add XML file: Click to upload or paste the XML file from your identity provider. If you add an XML file, the below settings will be prefilled automatically; otherwise, you will need to enter the details from your identity provider, such as Okta, Azure, etc.

  8. Identity provider identifier: Enter the main identifier of your identity provider, also known as entity ID or issuer.

  9. Identity provider login URL: Enter the endpoint from your identity provider where Bynder should send the login requests.

  10. Identity provider certificate: Click add certificate to add the certificate from your identity provider. Multiple certificates can be added.

    • Enter the certificate name, then either upload the certificate or paste the details in the Certificate box. Click the configure-users_pencil.png to edit or the trash.png to delete.

      Note

      You will see real-time validation for the certificate, including Inactive, Active, or Expired. If the certificate is Active, you will also see the expiration date.

Users Provisioning

Allows you to choose how you would like Bynder to handle your SSO users.

Just-in-time user provisioning
  1. Click the toggle_app.png to enable or disable just-in-time user provisioning.

    • Enable if you would like Bynder to create users in the portal automatically when they log in with SSO for the first time.

      • If enabled, you will need to select the Default user permission profile from the dropdown list. Users will automatically be added to this permission profile upon login unless you have added user profile mapping (see below).

    • If disabled, a user will need to manually be created in Bynder by an admin before they can log in for the first time using SSO.

    • Update all attributes upon login: Click thetoggle_app.png to enable or disable this update.

      • Enable if you'd like to update all user attributes upon every user login and according to the mappings defined below.

      • For example, if the Last name of a user changes in the identity provider, Bynder will automatically update the last name of the user as well.

    Note

    We do not currently support automated user deprovisioning at this time.

User attributes mapping

Map Email, First name, Last name, City, Company, and other available attributes in Bynder with the corresponding attributes in your identity provider. An exact match is required.

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User profiles mapping (Optional)
  1. Click Add profile to map user permission profiles in Bynder with profiles in your identity provider.

    Note

    This will automatically add users that belong to specific identity provider profiles to a specific permission profile within Bynder, reducing manual work for the Bynder administrator.

  2. Enter the User profile attribute name, which is the name used in your identity provider for the user group attribute. An exact match is required for the mapping to work.

  3. Select the Bynder permission profile from the dropdown, then add the identity provider profiles that should be mapped to it.

  4. Click Add profile to add additional mappings.

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User group mapping (Optional)
  1. Click Add groups to map user groups in Bynder with groups in your identity provider.

    Note

    This will automatically add users that belong to specific identity provider groups to user groups within Bynder, reducing manual work for the Bynder administrator.

  2. Enter the User group attribute name, which is the name used in your identity provider for the user group attribute. An exact match is required for the mapping to work.

  3. Select the Bynder user group from the dropdown, then add the identity provider groups that should be mapped to it.

  4. Click Add group to add additional mappings.

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Update identity provider certificate

You will need to update the identity provider certificate(s) before the expiration date for your users to continue to log in via SSO. These can be added anytime; Bynder only uses the currently active certificates when logging in.

  1. Navigate to Settings > Advanced Settings > Portal Settings.

  2. Click Login Configuration on the left sidebar.

  3. Click the login method that you need to update the certificate for, then select SAML settings.

  4. In the Identity provider certificates section, either click Add certificate or click the pencil icon next to the certificate that is set to expire.

  5. Enter the certificate name, then either upload the certificate or paste the details in the Certificate box. Click the configure-users_pencil.png to edit or the trash.png to delete.

  6. You will see real-time validation for the certificate, including Inactive, Active, or Expired. If the certificate is active, you will also see the expiration date.

FAQ

Can I set up more than one SSO provider in my Bynder account?

Yes, you can set up more than one of the following SSO methods to allow your users more than one SSO option for logging into their portals. Learn more about enabling SSO with Bynder here.

I followed the above directions to set up SSO in my account, and my users are receiving an error when logging in.

Check out this article to view the error logs to resolve the issue.

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