Set up SAML with Auth0 and Screenly


Set up SAML with Auth0 and Screenly

Screenly offers SAML support with Auth0. Screenly also supports SAML with Okta, which you can learn more about here.

SAML stands for “Security Assertion Markup Language” and allows users to transfer identity information between an identity provider (IdP) and a service provider (SP).

Please see below for more information on how to configure Screenly to work with SAML.

Metadata Location

If this is needed, here are the steps to find your metadata:

  1. Login to your Screenly account (only the account owner can complete this).

  2. Take the first part of the URL showing in your browser - e.g.

  3. Then append “sso/saml_metadata_view” to the end of it - e.g.

  4. An example from a test account would look like:

  5. This will then bring up a page with your metadata.

Step by step example for Auth0

Please see the steps for using Auth0 below.

  1. Step One: Register at Auth0

  2. Step Two: Create a new web application

Auth0 SAML setup step 2.
  1. Step Three: Open SAML settings
Auth0 SAML setup step 3.
  1. Step Four: Set SP metadata in the Auth0 SAML settings. The Application Callback URL is:[domain]&RelayState=[domain]

[Domain] is the owner’s team domain (remove the braces from the URL). This (the domain) is shown in your Screenly URL address bar in your browser. Here is an example of how the complete Application Callback URL should look:

Please find the other two properties to change below:

{ “audience”: “”, “recipient”: “” }

  1. Step Five: Get Auth0 IDP settings. The issuer is the entity_ID and the Identity Provider Login URL is the single sign-on URL. The certificate is the Identity Provider Metadata. You can copy it from the generated file (remove the BEGIN and END lines from the X.509 certificate when pasting into Screenly).
Auth0 SAML setup step 5.
  1. Step Six: Log in to Screenly, and configure the following inside of your Screenly SAML settings (Screenly ==> Settings ==> Team). These should also match the same attribute fields within your Auth0 configuration:



You may also remove the user_id row from the attributes within Auth0, as this matches the name attribute above.

Once the configuration is complete, copy the URL and send it to the user. Please note that at the moment, users are not auto-added to the SAML team. This feature is coming in a future release.

This should be the end of configuration - click Copy URL and send it to the user.

Auth0 SAML set up step 6.

What is the user authorization process with SAML?

Auth0 SAML setup authorization.

First, the owner sends the SAML login url. This is necessary to invite a new user.

Next, the user redirects to the IdP authorization screen.

The next step is for the user to complete authorization. When the user completes IdP authorization, the IdP redirects the user back to Screenly with the IdP’s response.

The user can then register as a new user or, if the user already exists, the user can merge his or her account. This process is the same registration process as SSO.

That’s it!

The user is now authenticated. Screenly then treats the user as a usual Screenly users and redirects the user to the dashboard page.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Screenly Support! You can submit a support ticket here.

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