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When you use the SAML Login Button of the Force SAML feature, you will be redirected to the URL of the page you want to access initially.
So when you click on a link in an email, you will be redirected to this link after you will be authenticated by the SAML IdP
Show/Hide SAML Login Button
When disabling the SAML Login Button, the login button will not longer be shown on the Login Pages.
You can still use the SAML plugin, using the SAML Login url <baseUrl>/plugins/servlet/saml/auth . This will redirect to the default page of the Application after logging in using SAML
If you want to be redirected to another page, you can use <baseUrl>/plugins/servlet/saml/auth?samlRedirectUrl=<relative path>.
E.g. in JIRA you can auto login and goto your open issues using the url <baseUrl>/plugins/servlet/saml/auth?samlRedirectUrl=/issues/?filter=-1
Rename the SAML Login Button
You can specify what the text needs to be for the SAML Login Button
When enabling this feature all requests which need a login screen will be redirected automatically to the SAML IdP server
Disable Change Password
When enabling this feature the users will not be able to change their password
Specify Login Username from IdP
SAML UserId Field
The SAML Attribute that will be used to specify the Application username, use the value NameId if you want to use the default NameId of the SAML Response
When the Username is not know by the application, you can opt to create this user in the application.
In order to be able to create this user, we need to specify the SAML Attributes we will use as DisplayName, Email and the groups the user will be assigned to.
SAML Username Field
The SAML Attribute that wil used to specify the DisplayName to the new user
SAML User Email Field
The SAML Attribute that will be used to specify the Email of the new user
SAML UsersGroup Field
The SAML Attribute that will be used to specify to which groups the new user will be assigned to.
If the group field in the SAML Attributes is empty or doesn't exists we can specify the usergroups (comma separated) that this user needs to be assigned to.
Creation and Assigning Usergroups
When a new user is created, he is assigned to the usergroups which are the attribute values of the SAML Attribute with the name defined in the SAML UserGroups field.
If there are no attribute values, the user is assigned to the usergroups defined in the default Usergroups(s)
These usergroups are created if they do not exist.
Determine Username, Displayname, Email, Groups using the SAML Attributes and expressions
|value of NameId/SAML Attributes
|value of Field
|NameId : 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
This will take the NameId, and return the part before ‘@‘ . make sure you use the ascii quotes
|first_name + ' ' + last_name
first_name : 'John'
last_name : 'Field'
This will concatenate the two attributes with a space between them
Support for ServiceDesk
Authentication using Http Headers
When you want to allow authentication using http headers, you can do this by defining these 3 fields in the HTTP Header Authentication
If these headers and token are defined, and are present in the request, the user specified in the Header User Name is Authenticated on condition that the value of the Header Token Name is equal to the Header Token Value.
For security reasons, no direct access should be allowed to the application, all traffic should be done using a reverse proxy, and the reverse proxy should remove this headers when they are present in the request.