Third Party SAML
How can I Use a Third Party SAML with BambooHR?
Purpose: To help you understand what SAML is and how you can integrate a third-party SAML with BambooHR.
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML-based open standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties, in particular, between an identity provider and a service provider. Installing this app in your BambooHR account will enable you to configure Single Sign-On between your identity provider and BambooHR (as the service provider) using SAML 2.0.
You can learn more about SAML in BambooHR's Marketplace.
By installing this app in your BambooHR account, you are enabling BambooHR as a Service Provider for SAML, web-based single sign-on (SSO). After installing, you'll be able to save the SAML Endpoint URL and SAML Certificate information given to you by your SAML Identity Provider (OneLogin, Okta, etc). Upon successful configuration, you'll enjoy seamless, web-based single sign-on into BambooHR from your single sign-on portal or company intranet.
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML-based open standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties, in particular, between an identity provider and a service provider.
To add a third-party SAML in BambooHR, navigate to Settings and select "Apps." Find SAML and click "Install."
Please note you must be a Full Admin user to set up this integration.
To install your third party SAML, enter the "SSO Login URL" and "x.509 Certificate" from your SAML provider. Then click "Install."
Once saved, users can log into BambooHR using their SAML account.
Please note that using a Third Party SAML can extend to BambooHR's mobile app so users will be able to log into the app using single sign-on through the third-party SAML.
If your SAML provider is configured with a metadata url, then you will use this: https://<tenant>.bamboohr.com/saml/sp_metadata.php
If your SAML provider asks for additional information, then you will likely need this information below:
- Entity ID: BambooHR-SAML
- Reply URL: https://<tenant>.bamboohr.com/saml/consume.php
- Name ID: work email address or home email address in BambooHR
BambooHR supports the SAML connection within BambooHR only. This does not extend to your SAML provider. If you are experiencing trouble with your SAML connection, please be sure to reach out to your SAML provider.