Enable SAML (Beta)

This section describes how to enable SAML for Apigee Edge so that authentication for members of your organization(s) can be delegated to your own identity service. For an overview of SAML and identity zone management in Edge, see SAML overview.

To enable SSO using SAML for integrated portals, see Configure the SAML identity provider.

About the zoneadmin role

You must be a zoneadmin to manage identity zones in Edge. The zoneadmin role provides full CRUD procedures for managing identity zones only.

To have the zoneadmin role assigned to your Apigee Edge account, contact Apigee Support.

Before you begin

Before you begin, obtain the following information from your third-party SAML identity provider:

  • Certificate (PEM or PKCSS format)
    If necessary, convert an x509 certificate to PEM format.
  • Configuration information (defined in the following table)

    Configuration Description
    Sign-in URL URL to which users are redirected to sign-in to the SAML identity provider.
    Sign-out URL URL to which users are redirected to sign-out of the SAML identity provider.
    IDP entity ID Unique URL for this identity provider. For example: https://idp.example.com/saml

In addition, in your third-party SAML identity provider settings ensure that the NameID attribute is mapped to the user's email address. The user's email address serves as the unique identifier of the Edge developer account. The following shows an example using Okta, where the Name ID format field defines the NameID attribute.

Explore the Edge SSO Zone Administration page

Manage identity zones for Edge using the Edge SSO Zone Administration page. The Edge SSO Zone Administration page exists outside of your organization enabling you to assign multiple organizations to the same identity zone.

To access the Edge SSO Zone Administration page:

  1. Sign in to https://apigee.com/edge using an account with zoneadmin privileges.
  2. Select Admin > SSO in the left navigation bar.

The Edge SSO Zone Administration page displays (outside of your organization).

As highlighted in the figure, the Edge SSO Zone Administration page enables you to:

Add an identity zone

To add an identity zone:

  1. Access the Edge SSO Zone Administration page.
  2. In the Identity zones section, click +.
  3. Enter a name and description for the identity zone.
    The zone name must be unique across all Edge organizations.

    Note: Apigee reserves the right to remove any zone name that is deemed unjustifiable.

  4. Enter a string to append to the subdomain, if required.
    For example, if acme is the zone name, you may want to define a production zone, acme-prod and a test zone, acme-test.
    To create the production zone enter prod as the subdomain suffix. In this case, the URL used to access the Edge UI would be: acme-prod.apigee.com, as described in Access your organization using the identity zone.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Configure the SAML identity provider.

Configure the SAML identity provider

Configure the SAML identity provider by performing the following steps:

  1. Configure SAML settings.
  2. Upload a new certificate.
    If necessary, convert an x509 certificate to PEM format.

Configure SAML settings

To configure the SAML settings:

  1. Access the Edge SSO Zone Administration page.
  2. Click the row of the identity zone for which you want to configure the SAML identity provider.
  3. In the SAML Settings section, click .
  4. Click Copy adjacent to the SP metadata URL.

  5. Configure your SAML identity provider using the information in the service provider (SP) metadata file.

    For some SAML identity providers, you will be prompted only for the metadata URL. For others, you will need to extract specific information from the metadata file and enter it into a form.

    In the latter case, paste the URL into a browser to download the SP metadata file and extract the required information. For example, the entity ID or sign-in URL can be extracted from the following elements in the SP metadata file:

    Note: In the SP metadata file, the sign-in URL is referred to as the AssertionConsumerService (ACS) URL.

    • <md:EntityDescriptor xmlns:md="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:metadata" ID="diyyaumzqchrbui-a5vnmu1sp8qzekbd.apigee-saml-login" entityID="diyyaumzqchrbui-a5vnmu1sp8qzekbd.apigee-saml-login">
    • <md:AssertionConsumerService Binding="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:bindings:HTTP-POST" Location="https://diyyaumzqchrbui-a5vnmu1sp8qzekbd.portal-login.apigee.com/saml/SSO/alias/diyyaumzqchrbui-a5vnmu1sp8qzekbd.apigee-saml-login" index="0" isDefault="true"/>
  6. Configure the SAML settings for the SAML identity provider.

    In the SAML Settings section, edit the following values obtained from your SAML identity provider metadata file:

    SAML settingDescription
    Sign-in URLURL to which users are redirected to sign-in to the SAML portal identity provider.
    For example: https://dev-431871.oktapreview.com/app/googledev431871_devportalsaml_1/exkhgdyponHIp97po0h7/sso/saml
    Sign-out URLURL to which users are redirected to sign-out of the SAML portal identity provider.
    Note: If your SAML identity provider does not provide a sign-out URL, leave this field blank. In this case, it will be set to the same value used for the sign-in URL.
    IDP entity IDUnique URL for the SAML identity provider.
    For example: http://www.okta.com/exkhgdyponHIp97po0h7
  7. Click Save.

Next, upload a certificate in PEM or PKCSS format, as described in the next section.

Upload a new certificate

To upload a new certificate:

  1. Download the certificate from your SAML identity provider.

    Note: The certificate must be in PEM or PKCSS format. If necessary, convert an x509 certificate to PEM format.

  2. Access the Edge SSO Zone Administration page.

  3. Click the row of the identity zone for which you want to upload a new certificate.

  4. In the Certificate section, click .

  5. Click Browse and navigate to the certificate in your local directory.

  6. Click Open to upload the new certificate.
    The Certificate information fields are updated to reflect the selected certificate.

  7. Verify that the certificate is valid and has not expired.

  8. Click Save.

Convert an x509 certificate to PEM format

If you download an x509 certificate, you need to convert it to PEM format.

To convert an x509 certificate to PEM format:

  1. Copy the contents of the ds:X509Certificate element from the SAML identity provider metadata file and paste it into your favorite text editor.
  2. Add the following line at the top of the file:
    -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
  3. Add the following line at the bottom of the file:
    -----END CERTIFICATE-----
  4. Save the file using a .pem extension.

The following provides an example of the PEM file contents:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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-----END CERTIFICATE-----

Connect an Edge organization to an identity zone

To connect an Edge organization to an identity zone:

  1. Access the Edge SSO Zone Administration page.
  2. In the Organization mapping section, select an identity zone in the Identity zone drop-down menu associated with the organization you want to assign to a zone.
    Select None (Apigee default) to enable basic authentication for the organization.
  3. Click Confirm to confirm the change.

Access your organization using the identity zone

The URL that you use to access the Edge UI is defined by the name of your identity zone:

https://zonename.apigee.com

Similarly, the URL that you use to access the Classic Edge UI is as follows:

https://zonename.enterprise.apigee.com

For example, Acme Inc. wants to use SAML and chooses "acme" as its zone name. Acme Inc. customers then access the Edge UI with the following URL:

https://acme.apigee.com

The zone identifies the Edge organizations that support SAML. For example, Acme Inc. has three orgs: OrgA, OrgB and OrgC. Acme can decide to add all organizations to the SAML zone, or only a subset. The remaining organizations continue to use Basic Auth or OAuth2 tokens generated from Basic Auth credentials.

You can define multiple identity zones. All zones can then be configured to use the same identity provider.

For example, Acme might want to define a production zone, "acme-prod", containing OrgAProd and OrgBProd, and a test zone, "acme-test", containing OrgATest, OrgBTest, OrgADev, and OrgBDev.

You then use the following URLs to access the different zones:

https://acme-prod.apigee.com
https://acme-test.apigee.com

Register Edge users with SAML authentication

After you enable SAML for an organization, you need to register the SAML users that are not already registered with your organization. For more information, see Manage organization users.

Update scripts to pass OAuth2 access tokens

After you enable SAML, Basic Auth is disabled for the Edge API. All scripts (Maven scripts, shell scripts, apigeetool, and so on) that rely on Edge API calls supporting Basic Auth will no longer work. You must update API calls and scripts that use Basic Auth to pass OAuth2 access tokens in the Bearer header. See Using SAML with the Edge API.

Delete an identity zone

To delete a identity zone:

  1. Access the Edge SSO Zone Administration page.
  2. Position your cursor over the row associated with the identity zone you want to delete to display the actions menu.
  3. Click .
  4. Click Delete to confirm the delete operation.

Sign out of the Edge SSO Zone Administration page

Because you manage Edge identity zones outside of your organization, you will need to sign out of the Edge SSO Zone Administration page and then sign-in to your organization to be able to access other features of Apigee Edge.