Application Manager overview

SecureAuth® Identity Platform provides single sign-on (SSO) access through Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to authenticate user access to the right applications. Each application integrated with the Identity Provider results in the creation of an XML metadata file available for upload to your application (service provider). To identify and assert the user request for login access, digitally-signed XML documents are exchanged between the Identity Provider and the application over a secure connection.

Use the Application Manager tool to select an application template from the library, then use the common components to customize each new third-party application integration.

For internal applications like application portal, password reset, help desk pages, and OIDC integrations, use the Internal Application Manager.

Depending on the SAML application, define how the connection type will be initiated:

IdP-initiated

Login process starts at the Identity Platform (identity provider) and upon successful authentication, it asserts the user to the application (service provider).

SP-initiated

Login process starts at the application (service provider), then redirects the user to the Identity Platform (identity provider) for authentication. Upon successful authentication, it finally asserts the user back to the application (service provider).

When you integrate an application, you choose the authentication policy (which includes the login workflow, adaptive authentication, and multi-factor methods), one or more data stores, and configure the connection settings.

Prerequisites

  • Identity Platform version 21.04 or later

  • Active connection to data store to authenticate and allow user access to application integration

  • Service provider administrator account to configure the application to be integrated with the Identity Platform

  • Set up your global multi-factor authentication (MFA) methods before adding applications

Next steps

In the Identity Platform, go to the Application Manager and select an application template.