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, and Azure, which can you find 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:
Auth0 SAML setup step 4.
  1. Step Five: Download the ‘Identity Provider Metadata’
Auth0 SAML setup step 5.
  1. Step Six: Log into your Screenly account, and go to the SAML section found in Settings ==> Teams.
Auth0 SAML setup step 6.
  1. Import your ‘Identity Provider Metadata’ file from step 5 to fill in the configuration fields.

  2. Save the configuration, and now SAML should be configured. You can test this by clicking the ‘Copy URL’ button below the SAML settings in Screenly, logging out of Screenly, then pasting the URL into the browser to login.

That completes the setup.

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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