Configure SAML with Okta

In this quick tutorial, we will show how to properly configure Okta SAML for Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server.

1) Navigate to your Okta space, go to the Applications tab, and create a new application using the “Create New App” button :

2) Chose “SAML 2.0” as the Authentication Method.

3) Assign a name to the application.

4) Configure the “Single sign-on URL” and “Audience URI” .

The “Single Sign-on URL” address should be the following : https://[MyThinfinityWebSite]/SAMLAssertionConsumerService

The Audience URI should be the URI used to connect to Thinfinity : https://[MyThinfinityWebSite]/

5) Choose the Feeback options that applies to your application :

6) Now that the application is created, it should redirect you to the “Settings” window. Click on “View Setup Instructions” for further information :

In here you will get the “Identity Provider Single Sign-on URL”, the Identity Provider Issuer, and the Certificate provided by Okta.

7) Now, open the Thinfinity Remote Desktop Server Manager or Thinfinity VirtualUI Server manager, navigate to the “Authentication” tab, press the “Add” option and click on “SAML” :

8) In here, you will have to add the different values provided by Okta in order to enable SAML :

Service Identifier = Audience URI (SP Entity ID)
Service Certificate File = Your certificate’s file.
Service Certificate Password = Your certificate’s password.
Identificacion Entity ID = Identity Provider Issuer
Single Sign-On Service URL = Identity Provider Single Sign-On URL
Sign-Out URL = This value is optional.
Partner Certificate File = X.509 Certificate provided by Okta.

Below you’ll find an example on how it should look like :

After you finish adding all those values, press “Ok”.

10 ) Click on the “Mappings” tab and then press “Add” under the Authentication ID Mask.

Add the email address of the Okta user you want to validate and press “Ok”.

Then, under the “Associated Permissions” field, press on the “Add” button and search for the Active Directory User

After you add the appropriate mappings, click on the “Apply” button.

11) Navigate to the Thinfinity’s landing page, and you should see the “Login With SAML” option listed as an Authentication Method.

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