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Single Sign-On: Okta integration

pganalyze supports integrating with Okta for Single Sign-On, using Okta's SAML 2.0 integration.

There are two steps for integrating with Okta:

  1. Register pganalyze with Okta by creating a new Okta application
  2. Register the Okta application with pganalyze

Register pganalyze with Okta by creating a new Okta application

Before we go into Okta, we will need access to the SAML settings from pganalyze:

To retrieve the SAML settings specific to your organization, you can navigate to the Integrations settings page in your pganalyze account, where you will see the Single Sign-On with SAML panel.

If you do not see this panel, the SAML integration is not active on your account. Please reach out to pganalyze Support.

Screenshot of pganalyze SAML integration details showing ACS and Metadata URL

For Okta we will need the Single Sign-On URL (ACS) value.

Within your Okta account, change into Admin mode, and add a new application with the Create App Integration button under Applications:

Screenshot of Okta admin panel showing Create App integration button

Specify SAML 2.0 as the Sign-in method:

Screenshot of Create App integration SAML selection

Next you can specify "pganalyze" as the App name:

Screenshot of General Settings step

Continuing, on the Configure SAML screen, you will need to specify a few settings:

  • Single sign on URL: Use the Single Sign-On URL (ACS) setting copied from pganalyze
  • Audience URI (SP Entity ID): Use app.pganalyze.com, unless you are using pganalyze Enterprise Server (in which case this needs to match your DOMAIN_NAME environment variable)
  • Name ID format: Use EmailAddress
  • Attribute Statements:
    • (1) Name: email and Value: user.email
    • (2) Name: name and Value: String.join(" ", user.firstName, user.lastName)

This should now look like this:

Screenshot of Configure SAML step

Continue, and on the last screen, select I'm an Okta customer adding an internal app, and complete the setup:

Screenshot of Feedback step

In order to register the Okta application with pganalyze, you will need the Identity Provider metadata URL, which you can find under the Sign On tab:

Screenshot of Okta application Sign On tab showing the Identity Provider metadata link

You will need to use your browser's Copy Link feature to get the URL from the "Identity Provider metadata" link (highlighted in the screenshot).

The URL should look like this, with OKTA_ORG_NAME and OKTA_ENTITY_ID having specific values:

https://[OKTA_ORG_NAME].okta.com/app/[OKTA_ENTITY_ID]/sso/saml/metadata

Register the Okta application with pganalyze

Specify the Identity Provider metadata URL in pganalyze on the Integrations settings page:

Screenshot of pganalyze SAML integration page showing Okta IDP metadata URL

Once you submit the Metadata URL, pganalyze will verify the configuration, and either provide an error, or show the following indicating successful setup:

Screenshot of successful pganalyze Okta integration

You can now assign the Okta application to the appropriate members of your team. Going forward your team members can now sign in to pganalyze by using the Okta application.

Read more about how to migrate users and general Single Sign-On functionality.


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