Configuring SAML SSO for Clarizen

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


  1. Log in to ADSelfService Plus as an administrator.

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

  3. Search for Clarizen 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 values of Login URL and Logout URL. We will need these values in a later step.

  6. Click Download SSO certificate and save the file (PEM file). Open the certificate file in a text editor and copy its content. We will need this in a later step.

Clarizen (Service Provider) configuration steps

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

  2. Click on your profile picture present at the top right corner.

  3. Under Profiles, select Full Admin. Then select Settings.

  4. Navigate to Global Settings → Federated Authentication. Click Edit.

  5. Toggle the Enable Federated Authentication to the on position.

  6. Click Upload certificate, and choose the certificate (PEM) file you had saved in Step 6 of prerequisite.

  7. In the Sign-in URL field, enter the Login URL value you had copied in Step 5 of Prerequisite.

  8. In the Sign-out URL field, enter the Logout URL value you had copied in Step 5 of Prerequisite.

  9. Click Save.

  10. Again, click Federated Authentication: Edit… 

  11. You can now see the settings you saved along with the To login via SSO URL value. Note down the URL. This will serve as the SAML Redirect URL value that you need to enter while configuring Clarizen with ADSelfService Plus.

  12. Click Save to exit the window.

ADSelfService Plus (Identity Provider) configuration steps

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

  3. In the SAML Redirect URL field, enter the URL you had copied in Step 11 of Clarizen 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 Clarizen through ADSelfService Plus.

    For Clarizen, both IDP and SP-initiated flows are supported.

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