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Configure SAP SuccessFactors SAML Single Sign-on (SSO)


SAP Successfactor Single Sign-On (SSO) solution by miniOrange provides secure Single Sign-On authentication and seamless access into SAP SuccessFactors platform for your users using a single set of login credentials with Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) as an authentication method. Your clients can log into SAP SuccessFactors using miniOrange credentials or Azure AD credentials or any of your existing identity providers via SAML and other SSO authentication methods like token-based SSO method. With miniOrange SSO services, along with SAP SuccessFactors you can also login into other On-Premise and Cloud Applications using your existing Identity Providers/User Store (Azure Active Directory, Okta, Ping) credentials with SSO authentication components. The given SSO setup guide gives you the overview of the steps to integrate SAML SSO for your SAP SuccessFactors web application with the help of which users can launch the application.


miniOrange and SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) integration supports the following features:


  • SP Initiated SAML Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • IdP Initiated SAML Single Sign-On (SSO)

Connect with External Source of Users


miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Shibboleth, Ping, Okta, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more.



Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO)

1. Configure SAP SuccessFactors in miniOrange

  • Login into miniOrange Admin Console.
  • Go to Apps and click on Add Application button.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) add app

  • In Choose Application Type click on Create App button in SAML/WS-FED application type.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) choose app type

  • Search for SAP SuccessFactors in the list, if you don't find SAP SuccessFactors in the list then, search for custom and you can set up your application via Custom SAML App.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) manage apps

    Prerequisites for configuring SAML as an authentication method for single sign-on in miniOrange:

  • Before you configure the SAML single sign-on for SAP SuccessFactors web application, you must obtain the following from SAP SuccessFactors Admin portal Applications setting page:
    • An active SAP SuccessFactors account with administrator rights for your organization.
    • SAP SuccessFactors single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription: Contact SAP SuccessFactors Customer Support team (to enable and test the SSO feature on your account).
    • And include the following Identity Provider SAML metadata information with your request - SAML Issuer, SAML Verifying Certificate, Redirect URL (Refer Step 1) with your request.
    • After processing your request, they will enable SAML 2.0 Single sign-on for your application, provide you with SAML URL and Audience Restriction (if you have your custom value) and then you will be able to configure and test the SAML SSO configuration feature.
  • Go back to your miniOrange Admin Dashboard to configure the SAP SuccessFactors platform to complete the applications settings for SAML authentication.
  • Enter the following values in the respective fields.

  • SP Entity ID or Issuer: https://www.sap.com/a/your_samlname
    ACS URL: https://www.sap.com/a/your_samlname
    Name ID: E-mail Address

  • Click on Save to proceed further.
  • Configure SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) submit SP Entity ID, ACS URL and Single Logout URL

    You can edit Application by using the following steps:

  • Go to Apps >> Manage Apps.
  • Search for your app and click on the select in action menu against your app.
  • Click on Edit and here you can configure advance settings like Name ID Format, Attributes and Identity Source.
  • Configure SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) configure Name ID Format, Attributes and Identity Source

  • After configuring Advance settings for your SAP SuccessFactors app, Click on Save button.
  • Configure SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Save SAML advance settings

    Get IDP Metadata Details to upload to SAP Successfactors web application:

  • Go to Apps >> Manage Apps.
  • Search for your app and click on the select in action menu against your app.
  • Click on Metadata to get metadata details, which will be required later. Click on Link to see the IDP initiated SSO link for SuccessFactors.
  • Configure SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Go to Metadata link

  • Here you will see 2 options, if you are setting up miniOrange as IDP copy the metadetails related to miniOrange, if you required to be authenticated via external IDP's(okta, AZURE AD, ADFS, ONELOGIN, GOOGLE APPS) you can get metadata from the 2nd Section as shown below.
  • Configure SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Select Metadata details external IDP or miniOrange as IDP

  • Keep SAML Login URL , SAML Logout URL and click on the Download Certificate button to dowmload certificate which you will require in Step 2.
  • Configure SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Download Metadata Certificate


2. Configure SAML SSO in SAP SuccessFactors

  1. Now login to SAP SuccessFactors Admin Console.
  2. Visit Application Security and navigate to Single Sign On Feature.
  3. Place any value in the Reset Token and click Save Token to enable SAML SSO.
    Note: This value is used as the on/off switch. If any value is saved, the SAML SSO is ON. If a blank value is saved the SAML SSO is OFF.
  4. Configure SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Enable single sign-on feature in SAP Successfactors admin console

  5. Perform the following actions:
    1. Configure SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Import IDP Metadata values

    2. Select the SAML v2 SSO Radio Button
    3. Set the SAML Asserting Party Name (for example, SAML issuer + company name).
    4. In the Issuer URL textbox, paste the miniOrange Idp Entity ID or Issuer value which you have copied from metadata section in Step 1.
    5. Select Assertion as Require Mandatory Signature.
    6. Select Enabled as Enable SAML Flag.
    7. Select No as Login Request Signature(SF Generated/SP/RP).
    8. Select Browser/Post Profile as SAML Profile.
    9. Select No as Enforce Certificate Valid Period.
    10. Copy and paste the X.509 certificate you downloded from metadata section in Step 1.
    11. Navigate to SAML V2. Depending on the type of feature (SP Initiated SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) or IDP Initiated SAML Single Sign-On (SSO)) you want to integrate for the SSO , change the required settings(Below image shows the integration steps of SP Initiated login)
    12. Configure SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO): SP Initiated SAML Single Sign-On (SSO) settings

    13. In the Global Logout Service URL (LogoutRequest destination) textbox, paste the SAML Logout URL value which you have copied from the metadata section in Step 1.
    14. Select No as Require sp must encrypt all NameID element.
    15. Select unspecified as NameID Format.
    16. In the Send request as Company-Wide issuer textbox, paste the SAML Logout URL value which you have copied from the metadata section in Step 1.
    17. Click Save.

3. Test SSO Configuration

Test SSO login to your SAP SuccessFactors account with miniOrange IdP:

    Using SP Initiated Login

    • Go to your SAP SuccessFactors URL, here you will be either asked to enter the username or click on the SSO link which will redirect you to miniOrange IdP Sign On Page.
    • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) login

    • Enter your miniOrange login credential and click on Login. You will be automatically logged in to your SAP SuccessFactors account.

    Using IDP Initiated Login

    • Login to miniOrange IdP using your credentials.
    • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) login

    • On the Dashboard, click on SAP SuccessFactors application which you have added, to verify SSO configuration.
    • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) verify configuration


    Not able to configure or test SSO?


    Contact us or email us at idpsupport@xecurify.com and we'll help you setting it up in no time.



4. Configure Your User Directory (Optional)

miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Okta, Shibboleth, Ping, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more. You can configure your existing directory/user store or add users in miniOrange.



  • To add your users in miniOrange there are 2 ways:
  • 1. Create User in miniOrange

    • Click on Users >> Add User.
    • SAP SuccessFactors VPN 2FA : Add user in miniOrange

    • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
    • SAP SuccessFactors MFA: Add user details

    • After successful user creation a notification message "An end user is added successfully" will be displayed at the top of the dashboard.
    • SAP SuccessFactors Two-Factor Authentication: Add user details

    • Click on On Boarding Status tab. Check the email, with the registered e-mail id and select action Send Activation Mail with Password Reset Link from Select Action dropdown list and then click on Apply button.
    • SAP SuccessFactors 2FA: Select email action

    • Now, Open your email id. Open the mail you get from miniOrange and then click on the link to set your account password.
    • On the next screen, enter the password and confirm password and then click on the Single Sign-On (SSO) reset password button.
    • SAP SuccessFactors Multi-Factor Authentication: Reset user password
    • Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.

    2. Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.

    • Navigate to Users >> User List. Click on Add User button.
    • SAP SuccessFactors 2FA: Add users via bulk upload

    • In Bulk User Registration Download sample csv format from our console and edit this csv file according to the instructions.
    • SAP SuccessFactors Two-Factor authentication: Download sample csv file

    • To bulk upload users, choose the file make sure it is in comma separated .csv file format then click on Upload.
    • SAP SuccessFactors 2FA : Bulk upload user

    • After uploading the csv file successfully, you will see a success message with a link.
    • Click on that link you will see list of users to send activation mail. Select users to send activation mail and click on Send Activation Mail. An activation mail will be sent to the selected users.
  • Click on User Stores >> Add User Store in the left menu of the dashboard.
  • SAP SuccessFactors 2FA: Configure User Store

  • Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
  • SAP SuccessFactors 2FA: Select AD/LDAP as user store

    1. STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION IN MINIORANGE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in miniOrange. If active directory is behind a firewall, you will need to open the firewall to allow incoming requests to your AD.
    2. STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION ON PREMISE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in your premise and only allow access to AD inside premises. You will have to download and install miniOrange gateway in your premise.
    3. SAP SuccessFactors Two-Factor Authentication : Select ad/ldap user store type

  • Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier name.
  • Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
  • Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
  • Click on Test Connection button to verify if you have made a successful connection with your LDAP server.
  • SAP SuccessFactors MFA/2FA: Configure LDAP server URL Connection

  • In Active Directory, go to the properties of user containers/OU's and search for Distinguished Name attribute.
  • SAP SuccessFactors MFA: Configure user bind account domain name

  • Enter the valid Bind account Password.
  • Click on Test Bind Account Credentials button to verify your LDAP Bind credentials for LDAP connection.
  • SAP SuccessFactors MFA: Check bind account credentials

  • Search Base is the location in the directory where the search for a user begins. You will get this from the same place you got your Distinguished name.
  • SAP SuccessFactors 2FA : Configure user search base

  • Select a suitable Search filter from the drop down menu. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and customize it accordingly.
  • SAP SuccessFactors MFA/2FA : Select user search filter

  • You can also configure following options while setting up AD. Enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP. Click on the Save button to add user store.
  • SAP SuccessFactors MFA : Activate LDAP options

    Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.

    Attribute Description
    Activate LDAP All user authentications will be done with LDAP credentials if you Activate it
    Sync users in miniOrange Users will be created in miniOrange after authentication with LDAP
    Backup Authentication If LDAP credentials fail then user will be authenticated through miniOrange
    Allow users to change password This allows your users to change their password. It updates the new credentials in your LDAP server
    Enable administrator login On enabling this, your miniOrange Administrator login authenticates using your LDAP server
    Show IdP to users If you enable this option, this IdP will be visible to users
    Send Configured Attributes If you enable this option, then only the attributes configured below will be sent in attributes at the time of login

  • Click on Save. After this, it will show you the list of User stores. Click on Test Configuration to check whether you have enter valid details. For that, it will ask for username and password.
  • SAP SuccessFactors 2FA: Test AD/Ldap connection

  • On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
  • Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
  • SAP SuccessFactors LDAP successful connection

  • Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
  • SAP SuccessFactors MFA: Fetch mapped attributes for user

  • After successful Attribute Mapping Configuration, go back to the ldap configuration and enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP.
  • Refer our guide to setup LDAPS on windows server.

User Import and Provisioning from AD

  • Go to Settings in the Customer Admin Account.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   miniOrange dashboard

  • Enable the "Enable User Auto Registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable User Auto Registration

  • (Optional) To send a welcome email to all the end users that will be imported, enable the "Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration

  • From the Left-Side menu of the dashboard select Provisioning.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync/Provisioning

  • In Setup Provisioning tab select Active Directory in the Select Application Drop Down.
  • Toggle the Import Users tab, click on Save button.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Active Directory Configuration

  • On the same section, switch to Import Users section.
  • Select Active Directory from the dropdown and click on the Import Users tab, to import all the users from Active Directory to miniOrange.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Import Operation

  • You can view all the Users you have imports by selecting Users >> User List from Left Panel.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User List

  • All the imported users will be auto registered.
  • These groups will be helpful in adding multiple 2FA policies on the applications.

miniOrange integrates with various external user sources such as directories, identity providers, and etc.

Not able to find your IdP or Need help setting it up?


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5. Adaptive Authentication with SAP SuccessFactors

A. Restricting access to SAP SuccessFactors with IP Blocking

    You can use adaptive authentication with SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) to improve the security and functionality of Single Sign-On. You can allow a IP Address in certain range for SSO or you can deny it based your requirements and you can also challenge the user to verify his authenticity. Adaptive authentication manages the user authentication bases on different factors such as Device ID, Location, Time of Access, IP Address and many more.

    You can configure Adaptive Authentication with IP Blocking in following way:
  • Login to Self Service Console >> Adaptive Authentication.
  • Add a Policy Name for your Adaptive Authentication Policy.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authnetication policy

  • Select your Action for behaviour Change and Challenge Type for user from the Action for behaviour Change Section.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication behaviour change


    Action for behaviour Change Options :


    Attribute Description
    Allow Allow user to authenticate and use services if Adaptive authentication condition is true.
    Challenge Challenge users with one of the three methods mentioned below for verifying user authenticity.
    Deny Deny user authentications and access to services if Adaptive authentication condition is true.

    Challenge Type Options :

    Attribute Description
    User second Factor The User needs to authenticate using the second factor he has opted or assigned for such as
  • OTP over SMS
  • PUSH Notification
  • OTP over Email
  • And 12 more methods.
  • KBA (Knowledge-based authentication) The System will ask user for 2 of 3 questions he has configured in his Self Service Console. Only after right answer to both questions user is allowed to proceed further.
    OTP over Alternate Email User will receive a OTP on the alternate email he has configured threw Self Service Console. Once user provides the correct OTP he is allowed to proceed further.

  • Now Enable Enable IP Restriction option from the IP RESTRICTION CONFIGURATION section to configure custom IP range.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication ip blocking

  • Select the Action you want to perform if the IP address is out of the range. i.e. Allow, Challenge & Deny.
  • Specify the IP Address range for which you want above setting to reflect. You can add more than one IP Address ranges by clicking on following button +.
  • Scroll to the end and click on save.


B. Adaptive Authentication with Limiting number of devices.

    Using Adaptive Authentication you can also restrict the number of devices the end user can access the Services on. You can allow end users to access services on a fixed no. of devices. The end users will be able to access services provided by us on this fixed no. of devices.

    You can configure Adaptive Authentication with Device Restriction in following way

  • Login to Self Service Console >> Adaptive Authentication.
  • Add a Policy Name for your Adaptive Authentication Policy.
  • Select your Action for behaviour Change and Challenge Type for user from the Action for behaviour Change Section.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication behaviour and challenge type


  • Scroll down to Device Configuration section and enable Allow User to Register Device option to allow users to register their devices.
  • Enter the Number of Devices which are allowed to register in field next to Number of Device Registrations Allowed
  • Choose Action if number of devices exceeded (This will override your setting for Action for Behaviour Change.)
    1. Challenge: The user needs to verify himself using any of the three methods mentioned in table in step 5.1
    2. Deny : Deny users access to the system
  • Enable option Send email alerts to Users if number of Device registrations exceeded allowed count if you want to alert the user about no of devices exceeding the limit. Save the configuration.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication enable device restriction


C. Add Adaptive Authentication policy to SAP SuccessFactors.

  • Login to Self Service Console >> Policies.
  • Click on Edit option for predefined SAML app policy.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (sso) edit device restriction policy

  • Set your application name in the Application and select password as Login Method.
  • Enable Adaptive Authentication on Policy page and select the required restriction method as an option.
  • From Select Login Policy dropdown select the policy we created in last step and click on save.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access save device restriction policy

    How to add a trusted Device
    1. When End-user log in to the self service console after the policy for device restriction is on, he is provided the option to add the current device as a trusted device.

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