Use Okta for SSO authentication

Learn how to use Okta for Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication with SAML 2.0 so members of your organization can sign in to Kobiton using their Okta credentials.

Get Kobiton parameters

First, you’ll need to save a copy of your Kobiton SSO attributes so you can easily add them to your IdP later.

Select your profile name or picture, then choose Settings.

Select your profile name and select Settings

Choose SSO Settings.

SSO settings page

From Basic configuration, copy the following values and save them to a note:

  • Entity ID (or Audience URL)

  • Reply (or SSO, or ACS) URL

Basic configuration step in SSO settings

From User attributes (or parameters), copy the following values and save them to a note:

  • email

  • firstName

  • lastName

  • phoneNumber

  • memberOf

User attributes or parameters step in SSO settings

Later you’ll finish configuring your Kobiton SSO settings so keep this browser window open.

Create IdP application

In Okta, select Admin.

The Admin button in Okta home page

Select Applications, then Create App Integration.

The Applications page with the Create App Integration option

For Sign-in method, select SAML 2.0 then choose Next.

Choose SAML 2.0 in the select sign-in method step

In General Settings, enter a display name and add a logo to customize your sign-in portal, then select Next.

General Settings window

Map parameters and download certificate

Now that your IdP application is created, you’ll need to create Okta SSO parameters mapped to Kobiton and download your Okta certificate. Go to SAML Settings to get started.

Using your Kobiton SSO parameters from earlier, fill out the following fields:

  • Single sign on URL

    • Use this for Recipient URL and Destination URL: ☑

    • Allow this app to request other SSO URLs: ☐

  • Audience URI (SP Entity ID)

  • Default RelayState

Fields to fill to Kobiton SSO

Next, create the following custom parameters:

Parameter 1
  • Name: email

  • Name format: Basic

  • Value:

Parameter 2
  • Name: firstName

  • Name format: Basic

  • Value: user.firstName

Parameter 3
  • Name: lastName

  • Name format: Basic

  • Value: user.lastName

Attribute Statements of OKTA

Finally select Download Okta Certificate.

Select Okta Certificate

When you’re done, select Next, then Finish.

Get IdP parameters

Next you’ll need to save a copy of your Okta parameters you can add to Kobiton later. Select Sign On, then View Setup Instructions.

okta view setup instruction context

In your SAML application’s configuration, go to the Sign On tab. Click View Setup Instructions and populate Box 3 of your Kobiton portal SSO settings page with this information.

SAML configuration window

Copy the following values and save them to a note:

  • Identity provider issuer

  • Identity issuer URL

  • Identity provider sign-in URL

  • Identity provider sign-out URL

  • Identity provider certificate

Add IdP parameters and certificate to Kobiton

Now, you’ll need to add your IdP parameters and certificate to your Kobiton organization. In your SSO Settings, scroll down to Set up at Kobiton side.

Scroll down to step Set up at Kobiton side

Add your IdP parameters and certificate to the following:

  • Identity provider issuer

  • Identity issuer URL

  • Identity provider sign in URL

  • Identity provider sign out URL

  • Identity provider certificate

Verify and save configuration

If you enable Enforce users to login to Kobiton only through SSO, you’ll also gain access to Specify Organization Access Restrictions with the ability to enable Pass role/team assignments to users in the SAML validations.

Choose the method that’s best for your organization.

The Specify Organization Access Restrictions step in SSO settings

After you’ve chosen a method, select Verify to test your SSO configuration.

If you received a successful response, select Save to complete your SSO configuration.