OwnBackup supports single sign-on using SAML 2.0 and a supporting third-party Identity Provider (IdP) that works in tandem with its internal user management system. This means that instead of relying on OwnBackup’s local authentication for password and security policies, you may set your own authentication using your managed Identity Provider. The users in OwnBackup also benefit by not having to remember and manage yet another password for this service, and instead use a single service to sign-on into OwnBackup.
OwnBackup uses SAML 2.0 and supports IdP-initiated flows only (not SP-initiated flows). Therefore, in order to authenticate, the IdP must allow the SAML Assertion to be used. You will need to add OwnBackup as a new Service Provider (sometimes referred to as an SP), that has the following attributes:
To set up single sign-on integration between your IdP and OwnBackup, enter into the UI the following information in the Account Settings --> Security page:
Most password policies and security measures at OwnBackup change when you enable single sign-on via SAML:
A verification email from OwnBackup is sent to the new user. (The email states that the user has been created as a Read Only user).
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