Configuring SAML SSO for ArcGIS

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


  1. Log in to ADSelfService Plus as an administrator.

  2. Navigate to Configuration → Self-service → Password Sync/Single Sign-on.

  3. Search for ArcGIS and select it.

  4. Click Download SSO Certificate link in the top-right corner of the screen.

  5. Download Metadata file by clicking the links found in the pop-up. You will need this file later.

ArcGIS (Service Provider) configuration steps

  1. Now, log in to your ArcGIS administrator account.

  2. Go to Organization tab.

  3. Select Edit Settings from top.

  4. Select Security from the left pane.

  5. Under Enterprise Login select Set Identity Service Provider.

  6. In the pop-up, give a name of your choice for the Identity provider.

  7. Select either Automatically or Upon invitation from an administrator for how Your users must be able to join.

  8. Select A File and upload the metadata file you have downloaded in Step 5 of Prerequisite.

  9. Click Show advanced settings and make sure the Encrypt Assertion option is selected.

  10. Copy the value in Entity ID field, this will serve as input to the SP Identifier field for ArcGIS in ADSelfService Plus.

  11. Click Save Identity Provider.

ADSelfService Plus (Identity Provider) configuration steps

  1. Now, switch to ADSelfService Plus’ ArcGIS configuration page.

  2. In the Domain Name field, enter the domain name of your email address. For example, if you use to log in to ArcGIS, then is the domain name.

  3. Enter the SP Identifier you had saved in Step 10 of ArcGIS configuration..

  4. Enter a Description for the connection.

  5. In the Available Policies field, select the policies for which you wish to enable single sign-on.

  6. Click Save.

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

    For ArcGIS, only SP-initiated flow is supported.

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