Configuring SAML SSO for FreshService

These steps will guide you through setting up the single sign-on functionality between ADSelfService Plus and FreshService.


  1. Login to ADSelfService Plus as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to  Configuration → Self-Service → Password Sync/Single Sign On → Add Application, and select FreshService from the applications displayed.
    Note: You can also find FreshService application that you need from the search bar located in the left pane or the alphabet wise navigation option in the right pane.
  3. Click IdP details in the top-right corner of the screen.
  4. In the pop-up that appears, copy the Entity ID, Login URL, Logout URL and download the certificate by clicking Download Certificate.
  5. IDP Details

FreshService (Service Provider) configuration steps

  1. Login to Freshworks with an administrator’s credentials.
  2. Navigate to Security.

  3. Toggle status of Single Sign-on as enabled.
  4. Select SAML SSO as Login Method.
  5. Paste the URL, copied in Step 4 of Prerequisite, in the Entity ID, SAML SSO URL and Logout URL fields respectively.
  6. Choose Signing options as per your requirement.
  7. Open the certificate downloaded in the Step 4 of Prerequisite in the editor,Paste the Certificate content in the Security Certificate field. 
  8. Screenshot
  9. Click Save.

ADSelfService Plus (Identity Provider) configuration steps

  1. Now, switch to ADSelfService Plus’ FreshService configuration page.
  2. Enter the Application Name and Description.
  3. In the Assign Policies field, select the policies for which SSO need to be enabled.
    Note:ADSelfService Plus allows you to create OU and group-based policies for your AD domains. To create a policy, go to Configuration → Self-Service → Policy Configuration → Add New Policy.
  4. Select Enable Single Sign-On.
  5. Enter the Domain Name of your FreshService account. For example, if you use to log in to FreshService, then is the domain name.
  6. Enter the SP Identifier of your FreshService account in the SP Identifier field. For Eg. https://<sp_identifier>
  7. In the Name ID Format field, choose the format for the user login attribute value specific to the application.
  8. Note: Use Unspecified as the default option if you are unsure about the format of the login attribute value used by the application

  9. Click Add Application

Your users should now be able to sign in to Freshservice through ADSelfService Plus.

Note: For FreshService, Only SP flow is supported.
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