Configuring SAML SSO for BambooHR

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


  1. Log in to ADSelfService Plus as an administrator.

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

  3. Search for BambooHR and select it.

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

  5. In the SSO/SAML Details pop-up screen that appears, note down the Login URL value.

  6. Click Download SSO Certificate and save the PEM file. Open the file in a text editor and copy its content.

BambooHR (Service Provider) configuration steps

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

  2. In the topright corner, click the Apps icon.

  3. Scroll down to the Single Sign-On section, and select SAMLv2.0.

  4. Click Install. You’ll be taken to the SAML Single Sign-On settings page.

  5. In the SSO Login URL field, enter the Login URL value you had noted down in Step 5 of Prerequisite.

  6. In the x.509 Certificate field, paste the certificate (PEM) file content you had copied in Step 6 of Prerequisite.

  7. Click Install.

  8. Now go to Settings. Note down the Company URL displayed under Account Info.


ADSelfService Plus (Identity Provider) configuration steps

  1. Now, switch to ADSelfService Plus’ BambooHR 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 BambooHR, then is the domain name.

  3. In the SP Identifier field, enter the company name you had noted down in Step 8 of BambooHR 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 BambooHR through ADSelfService Plus.

    For BambooHR, both IdP-initiated and SP-initiated flows are supported.

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