SAML Authentication integration with Manifest using Okta

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Manifest supports Single Sign-on (SSO) using Okta. To get started you need the following items:

  • An Okta account with an active subscription
  • The following role to the client Okta account: Administrator
  • The following role to the Manifest application: System administrator

SAML Authentication with Okta

  1. Sign in with Okta at For instructions to set up an initial Okta registration please visit here.
  2. Once logged into Okta, go to Applications and Click on Create App Integration
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  1. Select the radio button SAML 2.0 and hit Next
  1. Once you select “Next” a screen will open up prompting you to Create SAML Integration 
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  1. Populate the App name field with your Application Name (ie: Domain Name) and hit Next 
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  1. Populate the Create [DOMAIN] Integration Page with the following information:
    • Single sign on URL: Enter in the Manifest domain URL (ie: and append the URL with the following /rest/auth-with-okta-saml.
    • Make sure that “Use this for Recipient URL and Destination URL is checked
    • Audience URI (SP Entity ID): Insert the same URL that was entered under Single Sign on URL
    • Name ID Format: Select EmailAddress from dropdown
    • Application username: Select Email from the dropdown
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  1. Under Advanced Settings –> expand the Advanced Settings Options and scroll down to the Attribute Statements. Enter in:
    • Name: Email
    • Value:

Hit Next

  1. Under “Are you a customer or partner” select the “I’m an Okta customer adding an internal app” radio button and then select Finish.
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  1. Select “View Set-up Instructions”
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  1. Under Identity Provider Single Sign-On URL – copy that URL that is provided
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  1. Go to your Manifest Web Application that you are setting up SAML within:
    • Log in
    • Go to Client Settings
    • Click on Authentication Configurations
    • Click on + SAML OKTA
    • Under Resource URL –> Enter in the URL that you copied from Okta the Identity Provider Single-Sign on URL
    • Hit update and wait for the Success message
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  1. Go back into Authentication Configurations under Client Settings and notice now there is a “Download Manifest Certification” button. Click on that button and download the Manifest Certificate.
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  1. Go back to the Okta application and scroll down under X-509 Certificate and Download the Okta Certificate.
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  1. Go back to the Manifest Web Application and under Authentication Configurations under Client Settings and select the Okta Certificate using the Browse functionality and upload the Okta Certificate and hit Update.
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  1. Go back into Okta –> Go to General –> Go to SAML Settings –> Go to Edit –> Hit Next –> Go to Show Advanced Settings –> Scroll Down to Assertion Encryption and select Encrypted –> Browse Files and update the Manifest Certificate and hit Next.
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  1. Scroll down the page and hit Finish.
  1. Go back to the Manifest Web Application and Log Out. You will not see that the Sign In with SAML is now present as a Login Option. Select Sign in with SAML, accept the URL and hit Sign In.
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  1. If you are presented with this 403 App Not Assigned Error it is because you have not set up the User Permissions in Okta.
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  1. Click on “Go to Homepage” –> Directory on the left hand navigation –> People. Click on the Person & username you would like to give permissions to use SAML Sign-In. Click on Assign Applications –> Click on SAML –> Assign to People and Assign to those who you want to grant SAML Sign In access to.
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  1. Once completed, go to back to the Manifest Web Application and log in again using SAML Support and see that you will not be auto logged into the application.
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