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Integrating SAML with Panther Enterprise

Integrate any SAML Identity Provider (IdP) with Panther Enterprise in three easy steps:

  1. Deploy Panther Enterprise and navigate to the General Settings page. Note the values shown for "Audience" and "ACS URL":

  2. Add a "test" or "manual" SAML integration to your IdP with the following settings:

    • Audience: urn:amazon:cognito:sp:USER_POOL_ID (copied from the General Settings in Panther)

    • ACS / Consumer URL: https://USER_POOL_HOST/saml2/idpresponse (copied from the General Settings in Panther)

    • SAML Attribute Mapping:

      • PantherEmail -> user email

      • PantherFirstName -> first/given name

      • PantherLastName -> last/family name

    • Grant access to the appropriate users

  3. From the Panther settings page, enable SAML with:

    • A default Panther role of your choice

    • The issuer/metadata URL from the SAML integration in your IdP. This URL should be a publicly accessible XML document.

If your IdP lets you download the metadata XML file directly but does not provide a URL, you will need to publish that file somewhere public (it should not contain sensitive information). For example, you can upload to a public S3 bucket and then give Panther the S3 URL.

We are working on support for direct metadata uploads in the near future.

Click "Save" in the Panther settings page and then you're done! Now, clicking the "Login with SSO" button will redirect you to your Identity Provider:

For examples, see the OneLogin and Okta integration guides.