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Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) lets users exchange authorization data between different parties, in particular, between an identity provider and a service provider. The Datameer SAML Authenticator is designed to allow Datameer to act as a Service Provider with a SAML SSO (Single Sign On) environment.  This means that authentication and identity management happen externally to the Datameer instance. These services are provided by an IdentityProvider which will authenticate end users and issue assertions containing subject and session information along with arbitrary attributes about the user.  The SAML Authenticator plugin exposes some ExtensionPoint to allow customers to provide the appropriate Datameer User details (group memberships, roles, username, email) based on the incoming assertion.


As of Datameer v3.0.7, the SAML plug-in is only available to Workgroup and Enterprise customers and available on request. Please contact a service representative about using SAML authentication.

The SAML authenticator requires an authentication repository that resolves the available users to your Datameer instance.


Configuring SAML with Datameer

  1. Login to Datameer with administrator rights.
  2. Click on the Administration tab > Authentication.
  3. Click the Edit authentication button.
  4. Click the Remote Authentication System radio button and choose SAML from the pull down menu.
  5. Provide or provide the path to your IdP Metadata (which includes endpoint URLs, binding types, attributes, and security-policy information.)
  6. Enter the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) from the Service Provider.  Then fill in the KeyStore and Service Provider information.
    Learn more about setting up a Java KeyStore in Datameer's Knowledge Base .
  7. In the User and Group box, enter created user/groups for authentication permission
  8. Choose the user provider with which to authenticate. 
  9. The advanced SSO options give administrators access control options for authentication.

    SAML Debugging

    To enable debugging of SAML edit the file and add the following:

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