SAP SuccessFactors SAML Single Sign-On (SSO)
Successfactors SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) solution by miniOrange provides secure Single Sign-On login into SAP SuccessFactors platform along with any other On-Premise and Cloud Applications using single set of login credentails or existing credentials of Identity Providers.
With miniOrange Successfactors SSO, you can:
- Enable your users to automatically login to Successfactors.
- Have centralized and easy access control of the users.
- Connect easily with any external identity source like Azure AD, ADFS, Cognito, etc.
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Supported SSO Features
miniOrange SuccessFactors SAML integration supports the following features:
- SP Initiated SSO Login: Users can access their SuccessFactors account via a URL or bookmark. They will automatically be redirected to the miniOrange portal for login. Once they've signed on, they'll be automatically redirected and logged into SuccessFactors.
- IdP Initiated SSO Login: Users need to login to the miniOrange first , and then click on the SuccessFactors icon on the applications dashboard to access SuccessFactors.(If you have set up any more Identity Sources, you will log in to that platform).
- JIT Provisioning: Enables the automatic creation of user accounts in SuccessFactors when a person logs in for the first time via Desktop SSO, IDP, or Active Directory (AD) authentication.
- Single Logout: With this feature, you will be automatically logged out of all the applications that are connected with Identity provider (IdP) when you log out from SuccessFactors org or any other app.
- Mandate users to Login using SSO: Single Sign-on can make it mandatory for all users to log in using SSO. This will prevent any person from login using any other source and bypassing the login system. No person will be able to have direct login making it a streamline and secure process.
Connect with External Source of Users
miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Shibboleth, Ping, Okta, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more.
Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO)
1. Configure SAP SuccessFactors in miniOrange
- Login into miniOrange Admin Console.
- Go to Apps and click on Add Application button.
- In Choose Application Type click on Create App button in SAML/WS-FED application type.
- Search for SAP SuccessFactors in the list, if you don't find SAP SuccessFactors in the list then, search for custom and you can set up your application via Custom SAML App.
Prerequisites for configuring SAML as an authentication method for single sign-on in miniOrange:
- Before you configure the SAML single sign-on for SAP SuccessFactors web application, you must obtain the following from SAP SuccessFactors Admin portal Applications setting page:
- An active SAP SuccessFactors account with administrator rights for your organization.
- SAP SuccessFactors single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription: Contact SAP SuccessFactors Customer Support team (to enable and test the SSO feature on your account).
- And include the following Identity Provider SAML metadata information with your request - SAML Issuer, SAML Verifying Certificate, Redirect URL (Refer Step 1) with your request.
- After processing your request, they will enable SAML 2.0 Single sign-on for your application, provide you with SAML URL and Audience Restriction (if you have your custom value) and then you will be able to configure and test the SAML SSO configuration feature.
- Go back to your miniOrange Admin Dashboard to configure the SAP SuccessFactors platform to complete the applications settings for SAML authentication.
- Enter the following values in the respective fields.
SP Entity ID or Issuer:
- Click on Save to proceed further.
You can edit Application by using the following steps:
- Go to Apps >> Manage Apps.
- Search for your app and click on the select in action menu against your app.
- Click on Edit and here you can configure advance settings like Name ID Format, Attributes and Identity Source.
- After configuring Advance settings for your SAP SuccessFactors app, Click on Save button.
Get IDP Metadata Details to upload to SAP Successfactors web application:
- Go to Apps >> Manage Apps.
- Search for your app and click on the select in action menu against your app.
- Click on Metadata to get metadata details, which will be required later. Click on Link to see the IDP initiated SSO link for SuccessFactors.
- Here you will see 2 options, if you are setting up miniOrange as IDP copy the metadetails related to miniOrange, if you required to be authenticated via external IDP's(okta, AZURE AD, ADFS, ONELOGIN, GOOGLE APPS) you can get metadata from the 2nd Section as shown below.
- Keep SAML Login URL , SAML Logout URL and click on the Download Certificate button to dowmload certificate which you will require in Step 2.
2. Configure SAML SSO in SAP SuccessFactors
- Now login to SAP SuccessFactors Admin Console.
- Visit Application Security and navigate to Single Sign On Feature.
- Place any value in the Reset Token and click Save Token to enable SAML SSO.
Note: This value is used as the on/off switch. If any value is saved, the SAML SSO is ON. If a blank value is saved the SAML SSO is OFF.
- Perform the following actions:
- Select the SAML v2 SSO Radio Button
- Set the SAML Asserting Party Name (for example, SAML issuer + company name).
- In the Issuer URL textbox, paste the miniOrange Idp Entity ID or Issuer value which you have copied from metadata section in Step 1.
- Select Assertion as Require Mandatory Signature.
- Select Enabled as Enable SAML Flag.
- Select No as Login Request Signature(SF Generated/SP/RP).
- Select Browser/Post Profile as SAML Profile.
- Select No as Enforce Certificate Valid Period.
- Copy and paste the X.509 certificate you downloded from metadata section in Step 1.
- Navigate to SAML V2. Depending on the type of feature (SP Initiated SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) or IDP Initiated SAML Single Sign-On (SSO)) you want to integrate for the SSO , change the required settings(Below image shows the integration steps of SP Initiated login)
- In the Global Logout Service URL (LogoutRequest destination) textbox, paste the SAML Logout URL value which you have copied from the metadata section in Step 1.
- Select No as Require sp must encrypt all NameID element.
- Select unspecified as NameID Format.
- In the Send request as Company-Wide issuer textbox, paste the SAML Logout URL value which you have copied from the metadata section in Step 1.
- Click Save.
3. Test SAP SuccessFactors SSO
Test SSO login to your SAP SuccessFactors account with miniOrange IdP:
4. Configure Your User Directory (Optional)
miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Okta, Shibboleth, Ping, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more. You can configure your existing directory/user store or add users in miniOrange.
- Click on External Directories >> Add Directory in the left menu of the dashboard.
- Select Directory type as AD/LDAP.
Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier name.
Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
Click on Test Connection button to verify if you have made a successful connection with your LDAP server.
- STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION IN MINIORANGE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in miniOrange. If active directory is behind a firewall, you will need to open the firewall to allow incoming requests to your AD.
- STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION ON PREMISE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in your premise and only allow access to AD inside premises. You will have to download and install miniOrange gateway in your premise.
In Active Directory, go to the properties of user containers/OU's and search for Distinguished Name attribute.
Enter the valid Bind account Password.
Click on Test Bind Account Credentials button to verify your LDAP Bind credentials for LDAP connection.
Search Base is the location in the directory where the search for a user begins. You will get this from the same place you got your Distinguished name.
Select a suitable Search filter from the drop down menu. To use custom Search Filter select "Write your Custom Filter" option and customize it accordingly.
You can also configure following options while setting up AD. Enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP. Click on the Save button to add user store.
Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.
||All user authentications will be done with LDAP credentials if you Activate it
|Sync users in miniOrange
||Users will be created in miniOrange after authentication with LDAP
||If LDAP credentials fail then user will be authenticated through miniOrange
|Allow users to change password
||This allows your users to change their password. It updates the new credentials in your LDAP server
|Enable administrator login
||On enabling this, your miniOrange Administrator login authenticates using your LDAP server
|Show IdP to users
||If you enable this option, this IdP will be visible to users
|Send Configured Attributes
||If you enable this option, then only the attributes configured below will be sent in attributes at the time of login
Click on Save. After this, it will show you the list of User stores. Click on Test Connection to check whether you have enter valid details. For that, it will ask for username and password.
On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
After successful Attribute Mapping Configuration, go back to the ldap configuration and enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP.
Refer our guide to setup LDAPS on windows server.
User Import and Provisioning from AD
- Go to Settings >> Product Settings in the Customer Admin Account.
- Enable the "Enable User Auto Registration" option and click Save.
- (Optional) To send a welcome email to all the end users that will be imported, enable the "Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration" option and click Save.
- From the Left-Side menu of the dashboard select Provisioning.
- In Setup Provisioning tab select Active Directory in the Select Application Drop Down.
- Toggle the Import Users tab, click on Save button.
- On the same section, switch to Import Users section.
- Select Active Directory from the dropdown and click on the Import Users tab, to import all the users from Active Directory to miniOrange.
- You can view all the Users you have imports by selecting Users >> User List from Left Panel.
- All the imported users will be auto registered.
- These groups will be helpful in adding multiple 2FA policies on the applications.
miniOrange integrates with various external user sources such as directories, identity providers, and etc.
5. Adaptive Authentication with SAP SuccessFactors
A. Restricting access to SAP SuccessFactors with IP Blocking
B. Adaptive Authentication with Limiting number of devices.
Using Adaptive Authentication you can also restrict the number of devices the end user can access the Services on. You can allow end users to access services on a fixed no. of devices. The end users will be able to access services provided by us on this fixed no. of devices.
You can configure Adaptive Authentication with Device Restriction in following way
- Login to Self Service Console >> Adaptive Authentication.
- Add a Policy Name for your Adaptive Authentication Policy.
- Select your Action for behaviour Change and Challenge Type for user from the Action for behaviour Change Section.
- Scroll down to Device Configuration section and enable Allow User to Register Device option to allow users to register their devices.
- Enter the Number of Devices which are allowed to register in field next to Number of Device Registrations Allowed
- Choose Action if number of devices exceeded (This will override your setting for Action for Behaviour Change.)
Enable option Send email alerts to Users if number of Device registrations exceeded allowed count if you want to alert the user about no of devices exceeding the limit. Save the configuration.
- Challenge: The user needs to verify himself using any of the three methods mentioned in table in step 5.1
- Deny : Deny users access to the system
C. Add Adaptive Authentication policy to SAP SuccessFactors.
- Login to Self Service Console >> Policies.
- Click on Edit option for predefined app policy.
- Set your application name in the Application and select password as Login Method.
- Enable Adaptive Authentication on Policy page and select the required restriction method as an option.
- From Select Login Policy dropdown select the policy we created in last step and click on save.
D.Notification and Alert Message.
How to add a trusted Device
- When End-user log in to the self service console after the policy for device restriction is on, he is provided the option to add the current device as a trusted device.