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Single Sign On (SSO) with CakeHR

Important: This article contains out-of-date information. For current application information, see Connecting Applications with JumpCloud Using Pre-Built Connectors.



  • How to configure User authorization.
  • Users need to exist in both JumpCloud and CakeHR. The email address must match.

Configure the JumpCloud SSO Application

  1. Access the JumpCloud Administrator Console at https://console.jumpcloud.com.
  2. Select Applications in the main navigation panel on the left side.
  3. Select + in the upper left, scroll or search for the application in the Configure New Application side panel and then select Configure.
  4. You can upload a service provider application's XML metadata file to populate SAML connector attributes for that application. The attributes populated by the metadata file may vary by the application. To apply a metadata file for the application you're connecting, click Upload Metadata. Navigate to the file you want to upload, then click Open. You'll see a confirmation of a successful upload. Be aware that if you upload more than one metadata file, you'll overwrite the attribute values applied in the previously uploaded file.
  5. In the IDP Entity ID field, enter https://YOURDOMAIN.TLD (e.g., https://thebestwidgets.com).
  6. Select Upload IdP Private Key and upload private.pem file generated according to the above prerequisites.
  7. Select Upload IdP Certificate and upload cert.pem file generated according to the above prerequisites.
  8. In the ACS URL field, paste https://DOMAIN.cake.hr/services/saml/consume (DOMAIN has to be changed to your CakeHR sub-domain).
  9. In the field terminating the IDP URL, either leave the default value or enter a plain text string unique to this connector.
  10. (Optional) In the Display Label field, enter a label that appears under the Service Provider logo within the JumpCloud User console.
  11. Select Activate.

Configure the Service Provider

  1. Log in to CakeHR account.
  2. In the profile avatar menu, select Settings.
  3. Under General, select Integrations > SAML SSO.
  4. In Entity ID field, enter cake.hr.
  5. In Authentication URL field, copy and paste the IDP URL from step 8 in Configure the JumpCloud SSO Application (above).
  6. In Key fingerprint field, enter your public certificate fingerprint with colons removed # openssl x509 -sha1 -in cert.pem -noout -fingerprint | sed s/://g.
  7. Enable Allow to sign in with email & password until SAML workflow has been validated to avoid accidental lockout.
  8. Select Save.

Validate SSO authentication workflows

IdP Initiated

  • Access the JumpCloud User Console at https://console.jumpcloud.com.
  • Select the Service Provider icon.
  • This should automatically launch and login to the application.

SP Initiated

  • Navigate to your Service Provider application URL and select SIGN IN.
  • You will be redirected to log in to the JumpCloud User Portal.
  • The browser will be redirected back to the application and be automatically logged in.

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2019 09:46AM MDT

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