Enable and integrate SAML authentication

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties. It is commonly supported by enterprise authentication systems. SAML-based single sign-on (SSO) gives you access to MKE through a SAML 2.0-compliant identity provider.

MKE supports the Okta and ADFS identity providers.

The SAML integration process is as follows.

  1. Configure the Identity Provider (IdP).

  2. Enable SAML and configure MKE as the Service Provider under Admin Settings > Authentication and Authorization.

  3. Create (Edit) Teams to link with the Group memberships. This updates team membership information when a user signs in with SAML.


If you enable LDAP integration, you cannot enable SAML for authentication. Note, though, that this does not affect local MKE user account authentication.