Skip to main content

ManageEngine Endpoint Central 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.

Arculix by SecureAuth offers a simple method for adding single sign-on (SSO) MFA to ManageEngine Endpoint Central through its SAML solution.


  • 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 Endpoint Central.

Endpoint Central configuration

In this section, you'll configure Endpoint Central 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 Endpoint Central with an administrative account.

  3. Select the Admin tab and go to Global Setting > SAML Authentication.

  4. On the SAML Single Sign On page, set the following configurations:


    Set to RSA.

    Login URL

    Enter the login URL from the Arculix metadata downloaded in Step 1.

    Logout URL

    Enter the logout URL from the Arculix metadata downloaded in Step 1.

    Upload certificate

    Upload the Arculix certificate that you downloaded in Step 1.

  5. Click Save.

  6. Enable the SAML configuration and make sure the status is Enabled. Then, copy the ACS URL for the Arculix side of the configuration.


Arculix SAML configuration as an Identity Provider (IdP)

In this section, you'll add an application for Endpoint Central 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, Endpoint Central.


    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 Endpoint Central entity ID.

    For example,

    Log in URL 

    Enter the Endpoint Central login URL.

    For example,

    NameID Format 

    Set to Email Address.

    Name Identifier 

    Set to Email.

    ACS URL 

    Enter the Endpoint Central ACS URL.

    For example,


    Enter RSA-SHA256.

  5. Save your changes.

Test your application integration

  1. Go to the Endpoint Central login URL, enter your email, and click Next.

  2. Click Next again and click Sign in another way.

  3. Click Sign in with SAML.

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

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

    Select MFA method
  6. You will be redirected and logged in to Endpoint Central.



If you have questions or need assistance, contact SecureAuth Support.


Want to learn more about our MFA solutions? Contact our Professional Services for a demo today.


All product names, trademarks, and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

All company, product, and service names used in this document are for identification purposes only. The use of these names, trademarks, and brands do not constitute an endorsement by the SecureAuth Corporation.