SAML single sign-on

SAML single sign-on (SSO) gives users access to Crowdin Enterprise through an identity provider (IDP) of your choice.

The benefits of SAML authentication include:

  • Standardization: SAML is a standard format that allows seamless interoperability between systems, independent of implementation.

  • Improved user experience: Users can access Crowdin Enterprise using your organization’s identity provider, without additional authentication, allowing to use only one set of login details.

  • Increased security: SAML is a security standard for logging into applications, which provides a single point of authentication keeping user credentials within the firewall boundary.

Configure your identity provider

To get started, you’ll need to set up a connection (or connector) for Crowdin Enterprise with your IDP (for example Auth0, G Suite (SAML), Okta, and others).

Set up SAML SSO for Crowdin Enterprise

As soon as you’ve configured your identity provider, an Organization admin can enable the SAML SSO feature in Crowdin Enterprise Organization Settings.

  1. You can find Organization Settings under the user icon in the top menu bar. Open Organization Settings
  2. Switch to the Authentication page on the left menu bar. Authentication page
  3. At the bottom of the Authentication page click on the SAML authentication method. SAML authentication method
  4. Paste in your credentials from your IDP and click Save.
    SAML IDP credentials
  5. Take the credentials from the SAML Single Sign-On page and paste them in the IDP settings. Service provider credentials
  6. Set the preferred advanced settings depending on the configurations on the IDP side and click Save. SAML Advanced settings

    You’re also able to change the name of the SAML authentication method (displayed on the login page) to the preferred one.

  7. Go back to the Authentication page and enable the SAML authentication method. Enable SAML authentication method
  8. As a result, on the login page, users will be able to use SAML for logging into your Crowdin Enterprise organization. SAML on the login page

What you get when SAML SSO is enabled

Any users already logged in after you’ve set up and enabled the SAML SSO will remain logged in. Further on, users that chose SAML as their login method will log into your Crowdin Enterprise organization with their IDP account. In case in your organization there is no account for some user, an account will be created automatically during the login process into your Crowdin Enterprise organization.

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