Set up Okta for SSO using SAML

Learn how to setup Okta as a custom external identity provider for SSO with Endor Labs

Endor Labs integrates with Okta to use SSO through either Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) protocol.

With the Endor Labs-Okta SAML integration, Endor Labs acts as the Service Provider (SP), and Okta acts as the Identity Provider (IdP). When users sign in to Endor Labs using the SAML authentication method, the IdP (Okta) sends a SAML assertion to the browser that is passed to the SP (Endor Labs). This enables Okta to establish a secure connection with the browser and then authenticate the users to sign in to Endor Labs.

The following high level steps allow you to successfully configure Okta for SSO through SAML:

Create and configure a SAML application in Okta

In Okta, configure the Endor Labs application as a SAML 2.0 application and generate a single sign-on URL and certificate.

  1. Sign in to the Okta admin account.

  2. Go to Applications > Applications.

  3. To create an app integration, click Create App Integration.

  4. Select SAML 2.0 and click Next.

  5. Enter the following details in General Settings and click Next.

    • App Name: Enter Endor Labs.
    • App Logo (optional): Upload the Endor Labs logo in PNG, JPG, or GIF format. The logo size must be less than 1 MB.
    • App Visibility (optional): Select this option to hide the Endor Labs icon from users in the Okta dashboard.
  6. Enter the following in SAML Settings.

    • Single sign-on URL: Enter Replace yourtenant at the end with your actual tenant name.
    • Audience URI: Enter
    • Relay State: Leave this field empty
    • Name ID format: Select Unspecified.
    • Application username: Select Email.
    • Update application username on: Ensure Create/Update is selected.
  7. Click Show Advanced Settings and ensure the following default details are set:

    • Response: Select Signed.
    • Assertion Signature: Select Signed.
    • Signature Algorithm: Select RSA-SHA256.
    • Digest Algorithm: Select SHA256.
    • Assertion Encryption: Select Unencrypted
  8. Configure your attribute statements: Attribute statements are specific properties associated with individual users and are used for including user provisioning, access control, or user profile management. To configure each individual user in Endor Labs you can use Attribute Statements. To configure users using Okta groups, such as groups integrated with Active Directory accounts use Group Attribute Statements.

    1. Enter the following details in Attribute Statements for individual authorization:
      • Name: Enter email.
      • Name format: Select Basic.
      • Values: Select
    2. Enter the following details in Group Attribute Statements for group authorization:
      • Name: Enter groups.
      • Name format: Select Basic.
      • Filter: Select Matches regex and enter your a regex for your group or for all groups use .*
  9. Click Next.

  10. Select I’m a Okta customer adding an internal app, and click Finish.

Assign the appropriate users and groups to the application

Once you’ve created your Application you need to assign the appropriate users and groups as assignments.

  1. Select Assignments in your newly created application.
  2. Click Assign and select Assign to people or Assign to groups** if you are configuring group authorization.
  3. Search for and select the group you’d like to assign and click Done.

Get Identity Provider details from Okta

Once you’ve created your Okta app and assigned groups you must retrieve your Okta the Okta identity provider SSO details to configure Okta in Endor Labs.

  1. Select Sign On.
  2. From Metadata Details, copy the Metadata URL.
  3. Save the following details and have them handy if you’d like to manually configure SAML:
    • Sign-On URL: The SAML SSO URL of Okta.
    • Issuer: The unique ID of Okta for Endor Labs.
    • Signing Certificate: The public key certificate of Okta.

Configure Okta SSO in Endor Labs

Provide the Identity Provider SSO details to configure Okta SSO in Endor Labs and allow users to seamlessly and securely sign in to Endor Labs.

  1. Sign in to Endor Labs.
  2. From the sidebar, navigate to Settings and click CUSTOM IDENTITY PROVIDER.
  5. From METADATA DEFINITION, select Metadata URL and enter the Metadata URL that you downloaded from Okta.
  6. If you want to manually enter the identity provider details, choose METADATA DEFINITION as Manual and enter the following details, you saved from Okta. See Get Identity Provider details from Okta
    • DISCOVERY URL: Enter Sign-On URL from Okta.
    • ISSUER: Enter Issuer from Okta.
    • ATTRIBUTES: Enter your attributes such as email, groups, or more. Type the values and press enter.
    • CERTIFICATE: Enter the Signing Certificate from Okta.
  7. Under Attributes enter email and groups, Press enter after each entry to add each attribute.
  8. Click Save Configuration.

Configure your Authorization Policy

Once you’ve configured your custom identity provider in Endor Labs you must configure an authorization policy for your users and groups. You must be an Endor Labs administrator to configure custom identity providers and authorization policies. To set up an authorization policy:

  1. Sign in to Endor Labs.
  2. From the sidebar, navigate to Settings and click Auth Policy.
  3. Click the Add Auth Policy button.
  4. Enter Okta SAML as your identity provider.
  5. Select the permissions you’d like to assign your user or group.
  6. Under claims update your Key. Use email to assign individual users via email or groups to assign a user by group.
  7. Assign the value to the key as the email of the user or group you would like to authorize. This value is case-sensitive.
  8. Repeat as needed for any additional users or groups.