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Learn how to configure a connection to miniOrange via SAML.

Each SSO Identity Provider requires specific information to create and configure a new Connection. Often, the information required to create a Connection will differ by Identity Provider.

To create a miniOrange SAML Connection, you’ll need an IdP Metadata URL.

Start by logging in to your WorkOS dashboard and browse to the “Organizations” tab on the left hand navigation bar.

Select the organization you’d like to configure a miniOrange SAML Connection for, and select “Manually Configure Connection” under “Identity Provider”.

Select “miniOrange SAML” from the Identity Provider dropdown, enter a descriptive name for the connection, and then select the “Create Connection” button.

WorkOS provides the ACS URL, SP Entity ID and SP Metadata URL. They’re readily available in your Connection Settings in the WorkOS Dashboard. For this configuration, you should only need to use the SP Metadata URL, but other fields are provided should you choose to do a more manual configuration.

Next, provide the IdP Metadata URL. Normally, this information will come from your Enterprise customer’s IT Management team when they set up your application’s SAML 2.0 configuration in their miniOrange admin dashboard. But, should that not be the case during your setup, the next steps will show you how to obtain it.

Log in to miniOrange, go to the admin dashboard and select “Apps” on the left side navigation. If your application is already created, select it from the list of applications and move to Step 2. Otherwise, select “Add Application”.

Under “SAML/WS-FED”, select “Create App”.

Search for “custom” in the search box and select “Custom SAML App”.

Under the “Basic Settings” tab of the SAML app, select “Import SP Metadata”.

Give the SAML app a descriptive name under “App Name”. Under “SP Metadata”, select “URL” and input the SP Metadata URL from your SSO Connection settings in the WorkOS Dashboard. Then, hit “Import”.

Make sure that you have the “Sign Assertion” field toggled on.

Select “Next”.

Under the “Attribute Mapping” section of the SAML app, select “Add Attribute”.

Map the following four attributes as shown below, and the select “Save”.

  • id → Username
  • email → E-Mail Address
  • firstName → First Name
  • lastName → Last Name

Back on the “Apps” tab of the miniOrange Dashboard, click “Select” next to the app you’ve created. From the dropdown, select “Metadata”.

Under the “INFORMATION REQUIRED TO SET MINIORANGE AS IDP” section, click the icon next to “Metadata URL” to copy it to your clipboard.

In the Connection settings in the WorkOS Dashboard, click “Edit Metadata Configuration”.

Paste the Metadata URL from miniOrange into the “Metadata URL” field and select “Save Metadata Configuration”.

Your Connection will then be linked and good to go!