How To Set Up Your Own Okta App (SAML)

Last updated 03/14/2022

Step 1

Log in to your Okta account as an Administrator.

Step 2

In the left navigation, click the Applications dropdown, then click on Applications.

Step 3

On the Applications page, click Add Application then Create App Integration.

Step 4

  • For Sign-on method, select SAML 2.0.
  • Click Next.
Step 4

Step 5

For Application Name, enter your organization’s name. Then, click Next
Step 5

Step 6

  • For Single sign on URL enter:
  • For Audience URI (SP Entity ID) enter your App ID (App ID can be found under App Settings in Bread & Butter)

Step 7

Click Show Advanced Settings, ensure that the following are set:
  • Response set to Signed
  • Assertion Signature set to Signed
  • Assertion Encryption set to Unencrypted
Step 7

Step 8

Under Attribute Statements (Optional), add the following entries:
  • Name email and value
  • Name first_name and value user.firstName
  • Name last_name and value user.lastName
  • Name uid and value (please note that you will need to type this value, as it is not in the dropdown)
Click Next
Step 8

Step 9

  • Select I’m an Okta customer adding an internal app
  • Select This is an internal all that we have created.
  • Click Finish.
Step 9

Step 10

Go to the Sign On tab, and click the View Setup Instructions button. Take note of the settings for the Bread & Butter setup below.
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Step 11

Add your users to the App.

Step 12

Bread & Butter Setup:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign In and authenticate (or Sign Up make a new account and authenticate).
  3. Navigate to Providers, then to Default Rules (or Domain Rules and open/create a domain module).
  4. Click on the Okta button under Enterprise Identity Providers.
  5. Choose SAML for the protocol.
  6. Enter a name.
  7. Enter a description (optional).
  8. Enter the Identity Provider Single Sign-On URL from the Okta setup instructions above.
  9. Enter the Identity Provider Issuer from the Okta setup instructions above.
  10. Enter the X.509 Certificate from the Okta setup instructions above. Do not include the BEGIN and END tags.
  11. Click Save & close.
  12. Enable Okta by clicking the new entry in the Okta Identity Providers list.
Step 12