Splunk® Enterprise

Securing the Splunk Platform

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Configure single sign-on with SAML

You can configure Splunk software to use SAML authentication for single sign-on (SSO), using information provided by your supported identity provider (IdP).

Caution: Before you attempt to configure SSO in Splunk Cloud, contact Splunk Support and open a ticket requesting them to prepare your cloud deployment for SSO. When they have configured your deployment, they will notify you and provide the certificate required.


  • Either:
    • A running version of Splunk software OR
    • A managed deployment of Splunk Cloud. Self-service deployments of Splunk Cloud log in through the Splunk customer portal and cannot independently configure SAML SSO.
  • An identity provider configured to provide the role, realName, and mail attributes. The supported identity providers are:
    • Ping Identity
    • Okta
    • Azure AD
    • AD FS
  • An admin role with the change_authentication capability. This permission level lets you enable SAML and edit authentication settings on the Splunk search head.

1. Configure SAML SSO with:

2. Map SAML groups to Splunk Enterprise roles.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.4.10, 6.4.11

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