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KeyPurposeDefault ValueExampleNotes
SAML.EnabledTo turn SAML support on or offfalse<add key="SAML.Enable" value="true"/>Required setting
SAML.ProviderUsed to switch between implementation styles of SAML 2.0n/a<add key="SAML.Provider" value="Microsoft" />Optional setting
This should usually be set to "Microsoft" but may need to be omitted all-together, depending on IdP
SAML.IssuerIDP Issuer URLn/a<add key="SAML.Issuer" value=""/>Required setting
Requires IdP configuration first
SAML.IDPIDP SSO URLn/a<add key=""/>

Required setting
Requires IdP configuration first

SAML.CertificateX.509 Certificaten/a<add key="-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- certificate body -----END CERTIFICATE-----"/>Required setting
Should be entered as a single line and should include the begin and end certificate tags
Requires IdP configuration first
SAML.LogoutURL that a user will be redirected to if they choose to log out of Enterprise TesterEnterprise Tester Login URL<add key="SAML.Logout" value=""/>Optional setting
If not configured, a user choosing the logout option will be automatically logged back in again provided there session is still active with the IdP.


Example of the configuration as it might appear in the web.config file alongside other settings

No Format
    <add key="site.root.url" value="" />
    <add key="Licensing.ServerKey.GenerationMode" value="Stable" />
    <add key="migration.providerName" value="Migrator.Providers.SqlServer.SqlServer2005Dialect" />
    <add key="PathService.PackagePathSeparator" value="|" />
    <add key="aspnet:MaxHttpCollectionKeys" value="10000" />
    <add key="" value="FileSystemCas" />
    <add key="SAML.Enabled" value="True" />
    <add key="SAML.Provider" value="Microsoft"/>
    <add key="SAML.Issuer" value="" />
    <add key="SAML.IDP" value="" />
    <add key="SAML.Logout" value="" />


Example - Enterprise Tester with Okta


1) In Okta, create Enterprise Tester integration using SAML 2.0.


2) In Okta the SAML General Settings need to contain the following.

  • Single Sign URL - this must be your Enterprise Tester instance e.g https://enterprisetester/authentication/SAML2.rails
  • Audience URI - this is A9CC4713-F3D5-4321-9C19-14A58E117364


3) Make sure you record IDP information when selecting the "View Setup Instructions".



Configuring Enterprise Tester to use Okta

Add the following keys to the appSettings section in the Enterprise Tester web.config file.  Note: Values used within these appsettings will be available after completing the Okta configuration above.


1) Enable SAML Support


<add key="SAML.Enabled" value="true" />

2) IDP Issuer


<add key="SAML.Issuer"value="<IDP Issuer>"/>




<add key="SAML.IDP"value="<IDP SSO URL>"/>


4) X.509 Certificate


<add key="SAML.Certificate"value="<X.509 Certificate>"/>

5) Specify logout url

Do not add an Enterprise Tester URL here or users will be automatically logged back into Enterprise Tester.

The Okta applications page is a suggested url that could be added.


<add key="SAML.Logout"value="https://your_selected_logout_page"/>



SHA-256 XML Signature Support

SAML 2.0 uses the SHA-256 encyrption protocol if this is not enabled on your server you will need to do the following.


On the Enterprise Tester server:

  1. Download CLR Security Update

  2. Download GACUTIL from here:

  3. Extract Security.Cryptography.dll assembly

  4. Add Security.Cryptography.dll to GAC


    full path... gacutil.exe /i Security.Cryptography.dll
  5. View Security.Cryptography.dll assembly


    gacutil.exe /l Security.Cryptography
  6. Update machine.config in C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config and C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Config. Insert the following code block after <system.web> section in <configuration>


            <cryptoClass RSASHA256SignatureDescription="Security.Cryptography.RSAPKCS1SHA256SignatureDescription, Security.Cryptography, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"/>
          <nameEntry name=""class="RSASHA256SignatureDescription"/>




enable it.