Connect Your App to SAML Identity Providers

Auth0 lets you create SAML Identity Provider (IdP) connections.

Prerequisites

Before beginning:

  • Register your Application with Auth0.
    • Select an appropriate Application Type.
    • Add an Allowed Callback URL of https://YOUR_APP/callback.
    • Make sure your Application's Grant Types include the appropriate flows.
  • Decide on the name of this enterprise connection
    • The Post-back URL (also called Assertion Consumer Service URL) becomes: https://YOUR_DOMAIN/login/callback?connection=YOUR_CONNECTION_NAME
    • The Entity ID becomes: urn:auth0:YOUR_TENANT:YOUR_CONNECTION_NAME

Steps

To connect your application to a SAML Identity Provider, you must:

  1. Enter the Post-back URL and Entity ID at the IdP (read the separate article here: https://auth0.com/docs/protocols/saml-configuration-options/saml-identity-provider-configuration-settings)
  2. Get the signing certificate from the IdP and convert it to Base64.
  3. Create an enterprise connection in Auth0.
  4. Enable the enterprise connection for your Auth0 Application.
  5. Set up mappings (unnecessary for most cases).
  6. Test the connection.

Get the signing certificate from the IdP

With SAML Login, Auth0 acts as the service provider, so you will need to retrieve an X.509 signing certificate from the SAML IdP (in PEM or CER format); later, you will upload this to Auth0. The methods for retrieving this certificate vary, so please see your IdP's documentation if you need additional assistance.

Convert signing certificate to Base64

Before you upload the X.509 signing certificate to Auth0, you must convert the file to Base64. To do this, either use a simple online tool or run the following command in Bash: cat signing-cert.crt | base64.

Create an enterprise connection in Auth0

Next, you will need to create and configure a SAML Enterprise Connection in Auth0 and upload your X.509 signing certificate. This task can be performed using either Auth0's Dashboard or Management API.

Create an enterprise connection using the Dashboard

  1. Navigate to Auth0 Dashboard > Authentication > Enterprise, locate SAML, and select its +.

Create Connection Type

  1. Enter details for your connection, and select Create:
Field Description
Connection name Logical identifier for your connection; it must be unique for your tenant and the same name used when setting the Post-back URL and Entity ID at the IdP. Once set, this name can't be changed.
Sign In URL SAML single login URL.
X.509 Signing Certificate Signing certificate (encoded in PEM or CER) you retrieved from the IdP earlier in this process.
Sign Out URL (optional) SAML single logout URL.
User ID Attribute (optional) Attribute in the SAML token that will be mapped to the user_id property in Auth0.
Debug Mode When enabled, more verbose logging will be performed during the authentication process.
Sign Request When enabled, the SAML authentication request will be signed. (Be sure to download and provide the accompanying certificate so the SAML IdP can validate the assertions' signature.)
Sign Request Algorithm Algorithm Auth0 will use to sign the SAML assertions.
Sign Request Digest Algorithm Algorithm Auth0 will use for the sign request digest.
Protocol Binding HTTP binding supported by the IdP.
Request Template (optional) Template that formats the SAML request.
Sync user profile attributes at each login When enabled, Auth0 automatically syncs user profile data with each user login, thereby ensuring that changes made in the connection source are automatically updated in Auth0.

Configure SAML Settings

  1. In the Login Experience view, configure how users log in with this connection.
Field Description
Identity Provider domains A comma-separated list of the domains that can be authenticated in the Identify Provider. This is only applicable when using Identifier First authentication in the Universal Login Experience.
Add button (Optional) Display a button for this connection in the login page.
Button display name (Optional) Text used to customize the login button for new Universal Login. When set the button reads: "Continue with {Button display name}".
Button logo URL (Optional) URL of image used to customize the login button for new Universal Login. When set, the Universal Login login button displays the image as a 20px by 20px square.

Optional fields are available with the New Login Experience only. Customers using the Classic experience will not see the Add button, Button display name, or Button logo URL.

  1. If you have appropriate administrative permissions to complete the integration, click Continue to learn about the custom parameters needed to configure your IdP. Otherwise, provide the given URL to your administrator so that they can adjust the required settings.

Create an enterprise connection using the Management API

You can also use the Management API to create your SAML Connection. When doing so, you may choose to specify each SAML configuration field manually or else specify a SAML metadata document that contains the configuration values.

Create a connection using specified values

  1. Make a POST call to the Create a Connection endpoint. Be sure to replace MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN, CONNECTION_NAME, SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL, SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL, and BASE64_SIGNING_CERT placeholder values with your Management API Access Token, connection name, sign in URL, sign out URL, and Base64-encoded signing certificate (in PEM or CER format), respectively.

curl --request POST \
  --url 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections' \
  --header 'authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN' \
  --header 'cache-control: no-cache' \
  --header 'content-type: application/json' \
  --data '{ "strategy": "samlp", "name": "CONNECTION_NAME", "options": { "signInEndpoint": "SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL", "signOutEndpoint": "SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL", "signatureAlgorithm": "rsa-sha256", "digestAlgorithm": "sha256", "fieldsMap": {}, "signingCert": "BASE64_SIGNING_CERT" } }'
var client = new RestClient("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.POST);
request.AddHeader("content-type", "application/json");
request.AddHeader("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN");
request.AddHeader("cache-control", "no-cache");
request.AddParameter("application/json", "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"signInEndpoint\": \"SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signOutEndpoint\": \"SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signatureAlgorithm\": \"rsa-sha256\", \"digestAlgorithm\": \"sha256\", \"fieldsMap\": {}, \"signingCert\": \"BASE64_SIGNING_CERT\" } }", ParameterType.RequestBody);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"strings"
	"net/http"
	"io/ioutil"
)

func main() {

	url := "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections"

	payload := strings.NewReader("{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"signInEndpoint\": \"SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signOutEndpoint\": \"SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signatureAlgorithm\": \"rsa-sha256\", \"digestAlgorithm\": \"sha256\", \"fieldsMap\": {}, \"signingCert\": \"BASE64_SIGNING_CERT\" } }")

	req, _ := http.NewRequest("POST", url, payload)

	req.Header.Add("content-type", "application/json")
	req.Header.Add("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
	req.Header.Add("cache-control", "no-cache")

	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)

	fmt.Println(res)
	fmt.Println(string(body))

}
HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.post("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections")
  .header("content-type", "application/json")
  .header("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
  .header("cache-control", "no-cache")
  .body("{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"signInEndpoint\": \"SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signOutEndpoint\": \"SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signatureAlgorithm\": \"rsa-sha256\", \"digestAlgorithm\": \"sha256\", \"fieldsMap\": {}, \"signingCert\": \"BASE64_SIGNING_CERT\" } }")
  .asString();
var axios = require("axios").default;

var options = {
  method: 'POST',
  url: 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections',
  headers: {
    'content-type': 'application/json',
    authorization: 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN',
    'cache-control': 'no-cache'
  },
  data: {
    strategy: 'samlp',
    name: 'CONNECTION_NAME',
    options: {
      signInEndpoint: 'SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL',
      signOutEndpoint: 'SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL',
      signatureAlgorithm: 'rsa-sha256',
      digestAlgorithm: 'sha256',
      fieldsMap: {},
      signingCert: 'BASE64_SIGNING_CERT'
    }
  }
};

axios.request(options).then(function (response) {
  console.log(response.data);
}).catch(function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

NSDictionary *headers = @{ @"content-type": @"application/json",
                           @"authorization": @"Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
                           @"cache-control": @"no-cache" };
NSDictionary *parameters = @{ @"strategy": @"samlp",
                              @"name": @"CONNECTION_NAME",
                              @"options": @{ @"signInEndpoint": @"SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL", @"signOutEndpoint": @"SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL", @"signatureAlgorithm": @"rsa-sha256", @"digestAlgorithm": @"sha256", @"fieldsMap": @{  }, @"signingCert": @"BASE64_SIGNING_CERT" } };

NSData *postData = [NSJSONSerialization dataWithJSONObject:parameters options:0 error:nil];

NSMutableURLRequest *request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections"]
                                                       cachePolicy:NSURLRequestUseProtocolCachePolicy
                                                   timeoutInterval:10.0];
[request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
[request setAllHTTPHeaderFields:headers];
[request setHTTPBody:postData];

NSURLSession *session = [NSURLSession sharedSession];
NSURLSessionDataTask *dataTask = [session dataTaskWithRequest:request
                                            completionHandler:^(NSData *data, NSURLResponse *response, NSError *error) {
                                                if (error) {
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", error);
                                                } else {
                                                    NSHTTPURLResponse *httpResponse = (NSHTTPURLResponse *) response;
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", httpResponse);
                                                }
                                            }];
[dataTask resume];
$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, [
  CURLOPT_URL => "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections",
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
  CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
  CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
  CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "POST",
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"signInEndpoint\": \"SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signOutEndpoint\": \"SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signatureAlgorithm\": \"rsa-sha256\", \"digestAlgorithm\": \"sha256\", \"fieldsMap\": {}, \"signingCert\": \"BASE64_SIGNING_CERT\" } }",
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => [
    "authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
    "cache-control: no-cache",
    "content-type: application/json"
  ],
]);

$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);

curl_close($curl);

if ($err) {
  echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
  echo $response;
}
import http.client

conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("")

payload = "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"signInEndpoint\": \"SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signOutEndpoint\": \"SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signatureAlgorithm\": \"rsa-sha256\", \"digestAlgorithm\": \"sha256\", \"fieldsMap\": {}, \"signingCert\": \"BASE64_SIGNING_CERT\" } }"

headers = {
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'authorization': "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
    'cache-control': "no-cache"
    }

conn.request("POST", "/YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections", payload, headers)

res = conn.getresponse()
data = res.read()

print(data.decode("utf-8"))
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(url)
request["content-type"] = 'application/json'
request["authorization"] = 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN'
request["cache-control"] = 'no-cache'
request.body = "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"signInEndpoint\": \"SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signOutEndpoint\": \"SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL\", \"signatureAlgorithm\": \"rsa-sha256\", \"digestAlgorithm\": \"sha256\", \"fieldsMap\": {}, \"signingCert\": \"BASE64_SIGNING_CERT\" } }"

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
import Foundation

let headers = [
  "content-type": "application/json",
  "authorization": "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
  "cache-control": "no-cache"
]
let parameters = [
  "strategy": "samlp",
  "name": "CONNECTION_NAME",
  "options": [
    "signInEndpoint": "SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL",
    "signOutEndpoint": "SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL",
    "signatureAlgorithm": "rsa-sha256",
    "digestAlgorithm": "sha256",
    "fieldsMap": [],
    "signingCert": "BASE64_SIGNING_CERT"
  ]
] as [String : Any]

let postData = JSONSerialization.data(withJSONObject: parameters, options: [])

let request = NSMutableURLRequest(url: NSURL(string: "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections")! as URL,
                                        cachePolicy: .useProtocolCachePolicy,
                                    timeoutInterval: 10.0)
request.httpMethod = "POST"
request.allHTTPHeaderFields = headers
request.httpBody = postData as Data

let session = URLSession.shared
let dataTask = session.dataTask(with: request as URLRequest, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) -> Void in
  if (error != nil) {
    print(error)
  } else {
    let httpResponse = response as? HTTPURLResponse
    print(httpResponse)
  }
})

dataTask.resume()
Value Description
MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN Access Token for the Management API with the scope create:connections.
CONNECTION_NAME Τhe name of the connection to be created.
SIGN_IN_ENDPONT_URL SAML single login URL for the connection to be created.
SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL SAML single logout URL for the connection to be created.
BASE64_SIGNING_CERT X.509 signing certificate (encoded in PEM or CER) you retrieved from the IdP.

Or, in JSON:

{
	"strategy": "samlp",
  	"name": "CONNECTION_NAME",
  	"options": {
    	"signInEndpoint": "SIGN_IN_ENDPOINT_URL",
    	"signOutEndpoint": "SIGN_OUT_ENDPOINT_URL",
    	"signatureAlgorithm": "rsa-sha256",
    	"digestAlgorithm": "sha256",
    	"fieldsMap": {
     		...
    	},
    	"signingCert": "BASE64_SIGNING_CERT"
  	}
}

Create a connection using SAML metadata

Rather than specifying each SAML configuration field, you can specify a SAML metadata document that contains the configuration values. When specifying a SAML metadata document, you may provide either the XML content of the document (metadataXml) or the URL of the document (metadataUrl). When providing the URL, content is downloaded only once; the connection will not automatically reconfigure if the content of the URL changes in the future.

Provide metadata document content

Use the metadataXml option to provide content of the document:


curl --request POST \
  --url 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections' \
  --header 'authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN' \
  --header 'cache-control: no-cache' \
  --header 'content-type: application/json' \
  --data '{ "strategy": "samlp", "name": "CONNECTION_NAME", "options": { "metadataXml": "<EntityDescriptor entityID='\''urn:saml-idp'\'' xmlns='\''urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata'\''>...</EntityDescriptor>" } }'
var client = new RestClient("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.POST);
request.AddHeader("content-type", "application/json");
request.AddHeader("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN");
request.AddHeader("cache-control", "no-cache");
request.AddParameter("application/json", "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataXml\": \"<EntityDescriptor entityID='urn:saml-idp' xmlns='urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata'>...</EntityDescriptor>\" } }", ParameterType.RequestBody);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"strings"
	"net/http"
	"io/ioutil"
)

func main() {

	url := "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections"

	payload := strings.NewReader("{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataXml\": \"<EntityDescriptor entityID='urn:saml-idp' xmlns='urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata'>...</EntityDescriptor>\" } }")

	req, _ := http.NewRequest("POST", url, payload)

	req.Header.Add("content-type", "application/json")
	req.Header.Add("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
	req.Header.Add("cache-control", "no-cache")

	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)

	fmt.Println(res)
	fmt.Println(string(body))

}
HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.post("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections")
  .header("content-type", "application/json")
  .header("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
  .header("cache-control", "no-cache")
  .body("{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataXml\": \"<EntityDescriptor entityID='urn:saml-idp' xmlns='urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata'>...</EntityDescriptor>\" } }")
  .asString();
var axios = require("axios").default;

var options = {
  method: 'POST',
  url: 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections',
  headers: {
    'content-type': 'application/json',
    authorization: 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN',
    'cache-control': 'no-cache'
  },
  data: {
    strategy: 'samlp',
    name: 'CONNECTION_NAME',
    options: {
      metadataXml: '<EntityDescriptor entityID=\'urn:saml-idp\' xmlns=\'urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata\'>...</EntityDescriptor>'
    }
  }
};

axios.request(options).then(function (response) {
  console.log(response.data);
}).catch(function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

NSDictionary *headers = @{ @"content-type": @"application/json",
                           @"authorization": @"Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
                           @"cache-control": @"no-cache" };
NSDictionary *parameters = @{ @"strategy": @"samlp",
                              @"name": @"CONNECTION_NAME",
                              @"options": @{ @"metadataXml": @"<EntityDescriptor entityID='urn:saml-idp' xmlns='urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata'>...</EntityDescriptor>" } };

NSData *postData = [NSJSONSerialization dataWithJSONObject:parameters options:0 error:nil];

NSMutableURLRequest *request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections"]
                                                       cachePolicy:NSURLRequestUseProtocolCachePolicy
                                                   timeoutInterval:10.0];
[request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
[request setAllHTTPHeaderFields:headers];
[request setHTTPBody:postData];

NSURLSession *session = [NSURLSession sharedSession];
NSURLSessionDataTask *dataTask = [session dataTaskWithRequest:request
                                            completionHandler:^(NSData *data, NSURLResponse *response, NSError *error) {
                                                if (error) {
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", error);
                                                } else {
                                                    NSHTTPURLResponse *httpResponse = (NSHTTPURLResponse *) response;
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", httpResponse);
                                                }
                                            }];
[dataTask resume];
$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, [
  CURLOPT_URL => "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections",
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
  CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
  CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
  CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "POST",
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataXml\": \"<EntityDescriptor entityID='urn:saml-idp' xmlns='urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata'>...</EntityDescriptor>\" } }",
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => [
    "authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
    "cache-control: no-cache",
    "content-type: application/json"
  ],
]);

$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);

curl_close($curl);

if ($err) {
  echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
  echo $response;
}
import http.client

conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("")

payload = "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataXml\": \"<EntityDescriptor entityID='urn:saml-idp' xmlns='urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata'>...</EntityDescriptor>\" } }"

headers = {
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'authorization': "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
    'cache-control': "no-cache"
    }

conn.request("POST", "/YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections", payload, headers)

res = conn.getresponse()
data = res.read()

print(data.decode("utf-8"))
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(url)
request["content-type"] = 'application/json'
request["authorization"] = 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN'
request["cache-control"] = 'no-cache'
request.body = "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataXml\": \"<EntityDescriptor entityID='urn:saml-idp' xmlns='urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata'>...</EntityDescriptor>\" } }"

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
import Foundation

let headers = [
  "content-type": "application/json",
  "authorization": "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
  "cache-control": "no-cache"
]
let parameters = [
  "strategy": "samlp",
  "name": "CONNECTION_NAME",
  "options": ["metadataXml": "<EntityDescriptor entityID='urn:saml-idp' xmlns='urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata'>...</EntityDescriptor>"]
] as [String : Any]

let postData = JSONSerialization.data(withJSONObject: parameters, options: [])

let request = NSMutableURLRequest(url: NSURL(string: "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections")! as URL,
                                        cachePolicy: .useProtocolCachePolicy,
                                    timeoutInterval: 10.0)
request.httpMethod = "POST"
request.allHTTPHeaderFields = headers
request.httpBody = postData as Data

let session = URLSession.shared
let dataTask = session.dataTask(with: request as URLRequest, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) -> Void in
  if (error != nil) {
    print(error)
  } else {
    let httpResponse = response as? HTTPURLResponse
    print(httpResponse)
  }
})

dataTask.resume()
Provide a metadata document URL

Use the metadataUrl option to provide the URL of the document:


curl --request POST \
  --url 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections' \
  --header 'authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN' \
  --header 'cache-control: no-cache' \
  --header 'content-type: application/json' \
  --data '{ "strategy": "samlp", "name": "CONNECTION_NAME", "options": { "metadataUrl": "https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX" } }'
var client = new RestClient("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.POST);
request.AddHeader("content-type", "application/json");
request.AddHeader("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN");
request.AddHeader("cache-control", "no-cache");
request.AddParameter("application/json", "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataUrl\": \"https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX\" } }", ParameterType.RequestBody);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"strings"
	"net/http"
	"io/ioutil"
)

func main() {

	url := "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections"

	payload := strings.NewReader("{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataUrl\": \"https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX\" } }")

	req, _ := http.NewRequest("POST", url, payload)

	req.Header.Add("content-type", "application/json")
	req.Header.Add("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
	req.Header.Add("cache-control", "no-cache")

	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)

	fmt.Println(res)
	fmt.Println(string(body))

}
HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.post("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections")
  .header("content-type", "application/json")
  .header("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
  .header("cache-control", "no-cache")
  .body("{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataUrl\": \"https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX\" } }")
  .asString();
var axios = require("axios").default;

var options = {
  method: 'POST',
  url: 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections',
  headers: {
    'content-type': 'application/json',
    authorization: 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN',
    'cache-control': 'no-cache'
  },
  data: {
    strategy: 'samlp',
    name: 'CONNECTION_NAME',
    options: {
      metadataUrl: 'https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX'
    }
  }
};

axios.request(options).then(function (response) {
  console.log(response.data);
}).catch(function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

NSDictionary *headers = @{ @"content-type": @"application/json",
                           @"authorization": @"Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
                           @"cache-control": @"no-cache" };
NSDictionary *parameters = @{ @"strategy": @"samlp",
                              @"name": @"CONNECTION_NAME",
                              @"options": @{ @"metadataUrl": @"https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX" } };

NSData *postData = [NSJSONSerialization dataWithJSONObject:parameters options:0 error:nil];

NSMutableURLRequest *request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections"]
                                                       cachePolicy:NSURLRequestUseProtocolCachePolicy
                                                   timeoutInterval:10.0];
[request setHTTPMethod:@"POST"];
[request setAllHTTPHeaderFields:headers];
[request setHTTPBody:postData];

NSURLSession *session = [NSURLSession sharedSession];
NSURLSessionDataTask *dataTask = [session dataTaskWithRequest:request
                                            completionHandler:^(NSData *data, NSURLResponse *response, NSError *error) {
                                                if (error) {
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", error);
                                                } else {
                                                    NSHTTPURLResponse *httpResponse = (NSHTTPURLResponse *) response;
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", httpResponse);
                                                }
                                            }];
[dataTask resume];
$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, [
  CURLOPT_URL => "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections",
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
  CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
  CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
  CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "POST",
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataUrl\": \"https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX\" } }",
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => [
    "authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
    "cache-control: no-cache",
    "content-type: application/json"
  ],
]);

$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);

curl_close($curl);

if ($err) {
  echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
  echo $response;
}
import http.client

conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("")

payload = "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataUrl\": \"https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX\" } }"

headers = {
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'authorization': "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
    'cache-control': "no-cache"
    }

conn.request("POST", "/YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections", payload, headers)

res = conn.getresponse()
data = res.read()

print(data.decode("utf-8"))
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request = Net::HTTP::Post.new(url)
request["content-type"] = 'application/json'
request["authorization"] = 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN'
request["cache-control"] = 'no-cache'
request.body = "{ \"strategy\": \"samlp\", \"name\": \"CONNECTION_NAME\", \"options\": { \"metadataUrl\": \"https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX\" } }"

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
import Foundation

let headers = [
  "content-type": "application/json",
  "authorization": "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
  "cache-control": "no-cache"
]
let parameters = [
  "strategy": "samlp",
  "name": "CONNECTION_NAME",
  "options": ["metadataUrl": "https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX"]
] as [String : Any]

let postData = JSONSerialization.data(withJSONObject: parameters, options: [])

let request = NSMutableURLRequest(url: NSURL(string: "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/connections")! as URL,
                                        cachePolicy: .useProtocolCachePolicy,
                                    timeoutInterval: 10.0)
request.httpMethod = "POST"
request.allHTTPHeaderFields = headers
request.httpBody = postData as Data

let session = URLSession.shared
let dataTask = session.dataTask(with: request as URLRequest, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) -> Void in
  if (error != nil) {
    print(error)
  } else {
    let httpResponse = response as? HTTPURLResponse
    print(httpResponse)
  }
})

dataTask.resume()

When providing the URL, content is downloaded only once; the connection will not automatically reconfigure if the content of the URL changes in the future.

Refresh existing connection information with metadata URL

This process will only work if the connection was created with metadataUrl manually.

If you have a B2B implementation and federate to Auth0 with your own SAML identity provider, you may need to refresh connection information stored in Auth0, such as signing certificate changes, endpoint URL changes, or new assertion fields. Auth0 does this automatically for ADFS connections, but not for SAML connections.

You can create a batch process (cron job) to do a periodic refresh. The process can run every few weeks and perform a PATCH call to /api/v2/connections/CONNECTION_ID endpoint, passing a body containing {options: {metadataUrl: '$URL'}} where $URL is the same metadata URL with which you created the connection. You use the metadata URL to create a new temporary connection, then compare the properties of the old and new connections. If anything is different, update the new connection and then delete the temporary connection.

  1. Create SAML connection with options.metadataUrl. The connection object will be populated with information from the metadata.

  2. Update metadata content in the URL.

  3. Send a PATCH to the /api/v2/connections/CONNECTION_ID endpoint with {options: {metadataUrl: '$URL'}}. Now the connection object is updated with the new metadata content.

Specify a custom Entity ID

To specify a custom Entity ID, use the Management API to override the default urn:auth0:YOUR_TENANT:YOUR_CONNECTION_NAME. Set the connection.options.entityID property when the connection is first created or by updating an existing connection.

The JSON example below can be used to create a new SAML connection using the SAML IdP’s metadata URL while also specifying a custom Entity ID. The Entity ID is still unique since it is created using the name of the connection.

{
  "strategy": "samlp", 
  "name": "CONNECTION_NAME", 
  "options": { 
    "metadataUrl": "https://saml-idp/samlp/metadata/uarlU13n63e0feZNJxOCNZ1To3a9H7jX",
    "entityId": "urn:your-custom-sp-name:YOUR_CONNECTION_NAME"
  }
}

Enable the enterprise connection for your Auth0 application

To use your new SAML enterprise connection, you must first enable the connection for your Auth0 Applications.

Set up mappings

If you're configuring a SAML enterprise connection for a non-standard PingFederate Server, you must update the attribute mappings.

Select the Mappings view, enter mappings between the {}, and select Save.

Configure SAML Mappings

Mappings for non-standard PingFederate Servers:

{
    "user_id": "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/nameidentifier",
    "email": "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/nameidentifier"
}

Mappings for SSO Circle

{
  "email": "EmailAddress",
  "given_name": "FirstName",
  "family_name": "LastName"
}

Map either of two claims to one user attribute

{
  "given_name": [
    "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/givenname",
    "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/name"
  ]
}

How to map name identifier to a user attribute

{
  "user_id": [
    "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/nameidentifier",
    "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/upn",
    "http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/name"
  ]
}

Test the connection

Now you're ready to test your connection.