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ArcGIS SAML integration

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of security used when logging into websites or apps. Individuals are authenticated through more than one required security and validation procedure that only they know or have access to.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is a protocol for authenticating to web applications. SAML allows federated apps and organizations to communicate and trust one another’s users.


  • Configured Arculix instance and user account with administrative privileges for Arculix.

  • Configured Arculix LDAP Agent.

    For more information, see the Arculix LDAP Agent deployment guide.

  • User account with administrative privileges for ArcGIS.

ArcGIS configuration

In this section, you'll configure ArcGIS as a service provider (SP).

  1. Download the SAML metadata and certificate for your organization from Arculix.

    Metadata download:<myorganization>/saml/download/metadata

    View metadata:<myorganization>/saml/metadata

    Certificate download:<myorganization>/saml/download/cert

  2. Log in to your ArcGIS instance and click Organization.

  3. Click Setting > Security. In the Logins section, click New SAML Login.

  4. Choose One identity provider.

  5. Enter the following configurations.


    Enter a name for this integration.

    Metadata source for Enterprise Identity Provider

    Select the URL tab and enter the Arculix Metadata download URL you copied earlier.

    For example,<myorganization>/saml/download/metadata

  6. From the Arculix metadata, ArcGIS automatically populates the required URLs. Click Save.

  7. Click Configure Login and copy all the URLs you will need for the Arculix side of the configuration.


Arculix SAML configuration as an Identity Provider (IdP)

In this section, you'll add an application for ArcGIS and set the SAML configuration settings. This will be the Identity Provider (IdP) side of the configuration.

  1. Log in to Arculix with an administrative account and go to Applications.

  2. Click Create New Application.

    Create new application
  3. In the New Application form, on the General tab, set the following configurations:


    Set the name of the application. This is the name to display for push notifications, in the Admin panel, Application portal, and audit logs.

    For example, ArcGIS.


    Set to SAML Service Provider.

    Out of Band Methods 

    Select the allowed methods end users can choose to approve MFA requests.

    For example, Arculix Mobile app (push notifications), SMS, or Security Key.

    Message for MFA Requests 

    Optional. Type a message displayed to end users when sending an MFA request via push notification, SMS, or email.

  4. Select the SAML Service Provider Configuration tab, and set the following configurations:

    Issuer or Entity ID 

    Enter the SP issuer URL provided by ArcGIS.

    For example,

    Log in URL 

    Enter the SP login URL provided by ArcGIS.

    For example,

    NameID Format 

    Set to Email Address.

    Name Identifier 

    Set to Email.

    ACS URL 

    Enter the SP ACS URL provided by ArcGIS.

    For example,

  5. Save your changes.

Test your application integration

  1. Go to your ArcGIS URL and select the login option to use Arculix.

  2. You will be redirected to the Arculix SSO page.

    Application login page with QR code
  3. After successful authentication, select your preferred MFA method to approve access to the ArcGIS application.

    Select MFA method
  4. You are redirected to the ArcGIS home page.



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