Single Sign-On (SSO) in ArangoGraph

ArangoGraph supports Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication using Security Assertion Markup language 2.0 (SAML 2.0)

To enable the Single Sign-On (SSO) feature, get in touch with the ArangoGraph team via Request Help, available in the left sidebar menu of the ArangoGraph Dashboard.

About SAML 2.0

The Security Assertion Markup language 2.0 (SAML 2.0) is an open standard created to provide cross-domain single sign-on (SSO). It allows you to authenticate in multiple web applications by using a single set of login credentials.

SAML SSO works by transferring user authentication data from the identity provider (IdP) to the service provider (SP) through an exchange of digitally signed XML documents.

Configure SAML 2.0 using Okta

You can enable SSO for your ArangoGraph organization using Okta as an Identity Provider (IdP). For more information about Okta, please refer to the Okta Documentation .

Create the SAML app integration in Okta

  1. Sign in to your Okta account and select Applications from the left sidebar menu.

  2. Click Create App Integration.

  3. In the Create a new app integration dialog, select SAML 2.0.

    ArangoGraph Create Okta App Integration

  4. In the General Settings, specify a name for your integration and click Next.

    ArangoGraph Okta Integration Name

  5. Configure the SAML settings:

    • For Single sign-on URL, use
    • For Audience URI (SP Entity ID), use urn:auth0:arangodb:ORG_ID

    ArangoGraph Okta SAML General Settings

  6. Replace ORG_ID with your organization identifier from the ArangoGraph Dashboard. To find your organization ID, go to the User Toolbar in the top right corner, which is accessible from every view of the Dashboard, and click My organizations.

    If, for example, your organization ID is 14587062, here are the values you would use when configuring the SAML settings:

    • urn:auth0:arangodb:14587062

    ArangoGraph Organization ID

  7. In the Attribute Statements section, add custom attributes as seen in the image below:

    • email:
    • given_name: user.firstName
    • family_name: user.lastName
    • picture: user.profileUrl

    This step consists of a mapping between the ArangoGraph attribute names and Okta attribute names. The values of these attributes are automatically filled in based on the users list that is defined in Okta.

    ArangoGraph Okta SAML Attributes

  8. Click Next.

  9. In the Configure feedback section, select I’m an Okta customer adding an internal app.

  10. Click Finish. The SAML app integration is now created.

SAML Setup

After creating the app integration, you must perform the SAML setup to finalize the SSO configuration.

  1. Go to the SAML Signing Certificates section, displayed under the Sign On tab.

  2. Click View SAML setup instructions.

    ArangoGraph Okta SAML Setup

  3. The setup instructions include the following items:

    • Identity Provider Single Sign-On URL
    • Identity Provider Issuer
    • X.509 Certificate
  4. Copy the IdP settings, download the certificate using the Download X.509 certificate button, and share them with the ArangoGraph team via an ArangoGraph Support Ticket in order to complete the SSO configuration.

If you would like to enable SCIM provisioning in addition to the SSO SAML configuration, please refer to the SCIM documentation.