This guide walks you through configuring Okta as a SAML SSO identity provider (IdP) for the Pulumi Service.
Note: The screen shots below are using the Okta Classic UI. You can switch to it by clicking the gear icon on the upper right corner of the screen.
Creating the Okta Application
The first step is to create a new Okta Application Integration. Of the various “sign on methods” available, choose SAML 2.0.
Configuring the Application
Next you will be guided through a wizard to configure the Okta application. The first step is to give it a name—Pulumi Service for example—and an icon.
The next step is to configure the SAML application’s settings.
The values you need to use are dependent upon your Pulumi organization name. Be sure to replace
acmecorp with your actual organization name.
|Single Sign-on URL|
|Default Relay State|
|Name ID Format||EmailAddress or Persistent|
Important: Do not change the value of the Name ID Format once your users have started using Pulumi—not even switching its value between
In addition, you can optionally provide two attribute statements so that users who sign in with their Okta credentials will have proper user names.
After the Pulumi SAML application has been created in Okta, the next step is to assign users to it. This will grant specific users or groups access to sign into Pulumi with their Okta-provided credentials.
To assign users or groups to the application, navigate to the Assignments tab on the application page.
Configuring Your Pulumi Organization
The final step is to configure the Pulumi Service with details on your new Okta-based SAML application. To do this, you need to obtain the IDP metadata document from Okta and then provide it to Pulumi.
First, navigate to the Sign On tab on the application page and click the “View Setup Instructions” button.
Next, scroll to the bottom of the setup instructions and select the value in the large text box with the heading “Provide the following IDP metadata to your SP provider”. That’s the full SAML Identity Provider SSO descriptor, which contains all of the settings Pulumi needs to verify a user’s identity.
With the block of XML text in your clipboard, open the Pulumi Service and navigate to your SAML organization. Select the Settings tab, and then select Access Management.
In the Membership Requirements section, select the Change requirements button.
Select SAML SSO for the IDP and then Next.
Paste the IDP metadata descriptor into the bottom card titled SAML SSO Settings. Then select Save at the bottom of the card.
Once the IDP metadata descriptor has been saved, you are all set to log into Pulumi.
Signing into Pulumi using Okta
Members of your Okta application can now sign into Pulumi. Navigate to https://app.pulumi.com/signin/sso/ and enter the name of your Pulumi organization.
If you run into any troubles configuring Okta, signing into Pulumi, or need some assistance, contact us.