CA Identity as IDP

Setup CA Identity Manager as Identity Provider

Follow the steps below to configure CA Identity Manager as an Identity Provider


To configure CA Identity Manager, you need the metadata of the service provider. Go to the Add-on tab for SP Info and click on the link for metadata in Step 1. In the new tab, SP metadata is generated. Right-click it and choose Save As to save it as an XML on your system.

STEP 1. Login as Administrator

  • Log in to your CA Identity service portal with the administrator account. You’re going to be sent to the launchpad.

CA Identity Dashboard

  • Go to Apps and click on add an app.

Add App - CA Identity

  • Scroll down in the Add App popup window and click Create a SAML SSO app
  • Fill out the information in each of the steps as given below.

STEP 2. Enable SSO for Your App Using SAML

  • In Display Name, enter the name of your app and click Continue.

Configure SSO- Step 1 - CA Identity

STEP 3. Identity Provider Information

  • Download IDP Metadata. This is necessary to configure the add-on later. Click on Continue.

Identity Provider - Step 2 - CA Identity


STEP 4. Service Provider Information
Service Provider Info - Step 3 - CA Identity

  • Upload SP metadata to Upload SP metadata and click Continue.
  • You can also manually enter data. The data can be found in the add- on’s SP Info tab.
    Information to be entered in CA Information to copy from the add-on
    Assertion Consumer Service URL ACS URL
    Relay State
    Entity ID SP Entity ID
    NameID Format Email Address
    Binding POST
    Requests Signed Yes
    Certificate Download the certificate provided in SP Info tab and upload it here


STEP 5. Attribute Mapping

  • Fill Attribute Mapping as per your requirement. Set Type against NameID to User Attribute and set Value as User Name or Primary Email. These attributes are used to create user in the SP.
  • Click on Continue and click Finish.

Attribute Mapping - Step 4 - CA Identity


STEP 6. Create a Rule

  • You’ll be redirected to app Dashboard. Go to Rules. A Rule defines who has the access to app. Click on add rule.
  • Enter the rule name. Click on Add Filter and select on which basis you want to assign app. You can select a department, type or title. You can add more filters according to your need. Click Continue.
  • Select the SP app you setup in Then they should have. Click Continue.
  • You can test the app by selecting a person from that department. Click Finish

New Rule - CA Identity