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Oracle Cloud SAML integration

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of security used when logging into websites or apps to authenticate users through more than one required security and validation procedure that only you 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, as a SAML provider, improves the user login experience for Oracle users with its smart and convenient MFA.


  • 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 access for Oracle Cloud.

Oracle Cloud configuration

In this section, you'll configure Oracle Cloud 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 Oracle Cloud portal as an administrator.


    Be sure to open the Oracle Cloud instance in a new browser or use incognito mode.

    Oracle Cloud admin portal
  3. In the upper left corner, click the three line menu icon, and select Identity & Security.

  4. Click Federation.

    Select Federation
  5. On the Federation page, click the OracleIdentityCloudService link.

    Oracle IDCS link 1
  6. Click the link for Oracle Identity Cloud Service Console.

    Oracle IDCS link 2
  7. To create a new Identity Provider, click Add SAML IDP.

    Add SAML IdP
  8. In the Details section, provide a Name, Description, and Icon for Arculix as the Identity Provider.

    Add IdP details
  9. In the Configure section, upload the Arculix SAML metadata file downloaded in Step 1.

    Add metadata
  10. Click Next.

  11. In the Map section, set the following configuration fields:

    Identity Provider User Attribute

    Set to Name ID.

    Oracle Identity Cloud Service User Attribute

    Set to Primary Email Address.

    Requested NameID Format

    Set to Email Address.

    Map IdP attributes
  12. Click Next.

  13. On the next page, download the Oracle Cloud Service Provider information.

    You will need this for the SAML service provider configuration in Arculix.

    Service Provider URLs
  14. Click Activate.

    Activate integration

Arculix SAML configuration as an Identity Provider (IdP)

In this section, you'll add an application for Oracle Cloud 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, Oracle Cloud.


    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 Issuer/EntityID provided in Oracle Cloud.

    Log in URL 

    This login URL is the same as your Oracle Cloud URL.

    NameID Format 

    Set to Email Address.

    Name Identifier 

    Set to Email.

    ACS URL 

    Enter the ACS URL provided in Oracle Cloud.

    SAML configuration
  5. Save your changes.

Test your application integration

  1. Go to your Oracle Cloud portal and log in.

    Oracle Cloud login
  2. You will be redirected to the Arculix SSO page.

    Application login page with email
  3. After successful authentication, select your preferred MFA method to approve access to the Oracle Cloud application.

    Select MFA method


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