Salesforce as IdP

Step 1: Setup Salesforce as Identity Provider

  • Log into your Salesforce account.
  • Switch to Salesforce Classic mode from profile menu and then go to the Setup page.
  • From the left pane, select Security ControlsIdentity Provider.
  • In the Service Provider section, click on the link to create the Service Provider using Connected Apps.
  • SAML Single Sign on (SSO) using Salesforce Identity Provider, Create SP via connected apps

  • Enter Connected App Name, API Name and Contact Email.
  • SAML Single Sign on (SSO) using Salesforce Identity Provider, Fill connected apps details

  • Under the Web App Settings, check the Enable SAML checkbox and enter the following values:
  • Entity ID SP-EntityID / Issuer from Service Provider Info Tab
    ACS URL ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL from Service Provider Info Tab
    Subject Type Username
    Name ID Format urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:persistent
  • Now from the left pane, under Administer section, go to Manage AppsConnected Apps. Click on the app you just created.
  • Under Profiles section click Manage Profiles button and select the profiles you want to give access to log in through this app.
  • Under SAML Login Information, click on Download Metadata.
  • Keep this metadata handy for the next steps.
  • SAML Single Sign on (SSO) using Salesforce Identity Provider, Download Identity Providers metadata