Single Sign-On (SSO) is a property of access control for software, allowing users to use one login for multiple software platforms. This integration allows users to log into Catalytic using their main corporate identity provider application. Catalytic uses SAML 2.0 for SSO.
To implement SSO and add Catalytic to your current suite of SSO applications:
- Navigate to the catalytic team for which you wish to implement SSO.
- Find the integrations bar in the left-hand navigation menu and click on "Integrations;"
- Click the green plus bottom at the lower-right hand side of the screen;
- Scroll down to find the 'Single Sign-On' logo and click on it.
- Toggle the radio button labeled "Disabled" so it shows "Enabled."
- SSO can either be enabled by uploading a metadata file with the customer SSO information in it, or the information can be manually entered.
- Once SSO is configured, click "Save."
- Once "Save" is clicked, SSO will be implemented for the team
When implementing SSO for a Catalytic team, it is advised that you work with Catalytic to test the implementation of SSO on a sandbox environment before launching SSO live for the Company's active instance of Catalytic. This can be accomplished by having Catalytic build a test team for the organization, and provide company metadata to the test team in order to test the SSO integration. Once SSO is implemented for the test team, organizations can test if their SSO implementation works properly with Catalytic. Once SSO is confirmed to be working for the organization on a test instance of Catalytic, it is safe to move forward with implementing SSO for the live instance of Catalytic.
Once implemented for a team, SSO is the only authentication method allowed. Users can no longer log in using their Catalytic password. New team members still need to be created in Catalytic, but will only be able to log in using SSO. A customer may provide us with a single user credential such as firstname.lastname@example.org so Catalytic can log in via SSO to add team members and help to support the process.
Notes: Catalytic is capable of supporting Azure Active Directory and SSO at the same time. Catalytic also supports Two Factor Authentication (2FA) if your organizations implementation of SSO requires the use of 2FA.