Configure FW with SAML Authentication

Last published at: May 14th, 2024

SAML implements a secure method of passing user authentications and authorizations between the identity provider and service providers. When a user logs into a SAML enabled application, the service provider requests authorization from the appropriate identity provider. The identity provider authenticates the user’s credentials and then returns the authorization for the user to the service provider, and the user is now able to use the application.

As an Admin User, you need to create the SAML Authentication Provider definition in FlowWright, to start with. Navigate to Administration menu and select Authentication menu option. The Authentication Providers page is displayed in the same tab.

Select Actions - Create menu option.

Create an Auth Provider with the details as shown below. Click on "Validate" button to verify the new Authentication Provider definition.  A notification is displayed after validation to confirm the auth provider definition settings.

As an Admin User, you can create the SAML Authentication Connection definition in FlowWright, if the corresponding Auth Provider definition is succesfull. Navigate to Integration - Connections menu and the Authentication Connections page is displayed in the same tab. Select Actions - Create menu option.  

Create an SAML Auth Connection with its corresponding Auth Provider and Auth Key as shown below. 

You can provide any name for Auth Connection, Auth Key can be any keyword you want to use, and that's how you tell the Login screen which provider to use. 

  • RequestAppURL - FlowWright Application URL
  • SAMLAuthURL - SAML provider authentication URL
  • SAMLLogoutURL - SAML providers logout URL
  • SAMLCertificate - Contents of the digital certificate

Click on Create button to save the new Auth Connection definition. 

As an Admin User, you can create the Login UI Auth Connections which facilitates a login system to FlowWright application. Within the same Auth Connections tab, navigate to Actions - Login UI Auth Connections menu option. 

The Login UI Auth Connections page is displayed in the same tab. All Auth Connections are available in the list, including the recent definition as shown below.

 Select the required SAML authentication as shown below.

Login to FlowWright application again to experience the new Login UI Auth Connections.

As an Admin User, navigate through the above steps and deselect the check box option if required. 

SAML Authentication Connection is not working

For some reasons, if the SAML Authentication Connection is not working and this happens to be the only Login UI configured for the application, then type-in the following URL in the new browser tab to access the FlowWright as an Admin.