Configuring SAML SSO for Cisco Umbrella

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


  1. Login to ADSelfService Plus as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to  Configuration → Self-Service → Password Sync/Single Sign On → Add Application, and select Cisco Umbrella from the applications displayed.
    Note: You can also find Cisco Umbrella 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, and download the metadata file by clicking on the Download Metadata.
  5. IDP Details

Cisco Umbrella (Service Provider) configuration steps

  1. Login to Cisco Umbrella with an administrator’s credentials.
  2. Navigate to Settings → Authentication → SAML
  3. Under Choose Provider tab, click Other and click Next.
  4. Under Upload Metadata tab, choose the downloaded metadata file in Step 4 of Prerequisite.
  5. Now, validate your SSO configuration with SSP.

ADSelfService Plus (Identity Provider) configuration steps

  1. Now, switch to ADSelfService Plus’ Cisco Umbrella 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 Cisco Umbrello account. For example, if you use to log in to Cisco Umbrello, then is the domain name.
  6. In the Name ID Format field, choose the format for the user login attribute value specific to the application.
  7. Note: Use Unspecified as the default option if you are unsure about the format of the login attribute value used by the application

  8. Click Add Application
  9. Note: For Cisco Umbrella, only SP initiated flow is supported.
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