Enable and integrate SAML authentication

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an open standard for the exchange of 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.

To integrate SAML authentication into MKE:

  1. Configure the Identity Provider (IdP).

  2. In the left-side navigation panel, navigate to user name > Admin Settings > Authentication & Authorization.

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


If LDAP integration is enabled, refer to Use LDAP in conjunction with SAML for information on using SAML in parallel with LDAP.