Fliplet offers secure Single Sign-On (SSO) to your apps through the SAML2 standard. Setting it up usually requires IT/backend support from your administrators for the initial configuration phase only.
How does it work?
Create a new Fliplet app or use your existing one, then drop the SAML2 component into your screen:
Once you’ve dropped the component into your screen, a “Sign in” button will appear along with the configuration interface on the right-hand side:
The first thing you’ll need is to press the ‘Copy link to metadata XML‘ button on the bottom right hand side of the screen. That will copy your computer clipboard to a URL to the metadata file which you will need to provide to your IT. Its format is the following:
Please note that the
appId=123 will change depending on your Fliplet app id. If your system does not allow importing the above XML, you can still configure the integration by manually getting the fields to use from the XML. These are the ones you will need and how to find them:
- Entity ID (or Identifier) this field has a fixed value and it’s
https://api.fliplet.com/v1/session/providers/saml2/metadatafor any Fliplet app
- Reply URL (or Assertion URL) is dynamic and depends on your Flipler App ID. Here’s a sample value for it:
- Service Provider Certificate (PEM String format): Download
Note: the three fields above can also be retrieved from the metadata XML under the following paths:
Once you have given the above to your IT, they should be able to configure the integration and come back to you with a few details which you will need to paste back on the Fliplet SAML2 component configuration interface:
- Single sign-on login URL
- Single sign-on logout URL
- Your Identity Provider Certificate(s) in PEM format
When everything is set up, clicking the sign-in button on the Fliplet app should redirect the user to your login screen. Once a login succeeds, the user will be redirected back to the Fliplet app at the screen you selected in the component configuration.
Your IT might ask you what data should be exposed to the Fliplet app with the integration. We usually recommend our clients to expose the following properties of the user object:
These can be used to enhance your Fliplet app user experience by displaying them on your app screens once the user has logged in. This is described further below on this document.
Adding more security to your app
Once the integration is all working, you can secure your app by requiring a valid SAML2 session to all screens except the login one. This only takes a few seconds via the App security tab of your app settings:
The integration flow explained
- The user clicks a login button on a Fliplet app and gets redirected to the client’s login page.
- The user logs in with his/her organization credentials (not Fliplet credentials) and gets redirected back to Fliplet servers.
- Fliplet servers validate the login request and redirect the user back to the Fliplet app and to the relevant page.
For more technical information please see our developer docs here: https://developers.fliplet.com/API/integrations/sso-saml2.html#getting-started
Third-party reference docs
The following links might help you and your IT to configure the integration. Please use the link depending on the backend system you use:
- Configuring SAML2 on Azure Active Directory
- Configuring SAML2 on ADFS 2.0
- Configuring SAML2 on Salesforce