Federated Authentication

Configuration Guide

Updated Feb 6, 2023

Federated Authentication

Federated authentication Direct link to this section

Federated authentication is the process at Arctic Wolf© that enables you to use your your preferred certified OpenID identity provider (IdP), such as Okta or Azure, to authenticate with any Arctic Wolf portal. This provides a single sign-on (SSO) experience for your users with your existing IdP, eliminating the need to have another set of login credentials to access the Arctic Wolf Portal. See https://openid.net/certification for a list of supported IdPs at Arctic Wolf for more information.

Using your own IdP, you can:

Set up federated authentication Direct link to this section

  1. Configure your IdP.
  2. Add an identity provider account to your Arctic Wolf customer account.

Step 1: Configure your identity provider Direct link to this section

You will need to configure federated authentication for your identity provider.

Step 2: Add an OpenID identity provider account Direct link to this section

To enable federated authentication, add the OpenID IdP as a connected account on portal.arcticwolf.com.

Before you begin

Configure the following in your IdP:

  1. Log in to portal.arcticwolf.com.
  2. Click My Account.
  3. Select Connected Accounts.
  4. Click + Add Account.
  5. Under Account Type, select Federated Authentication.
  6. Under Cloud Applications, select the OpenID tile.
  7. Enter the following information:
    • Account Name — the display name that you provide.
    • Issuer URL — based on the IdP Issuer URL.
    • Client ID — defined by the IdP.
    • Client Secret — defined by the IdP.
    • Domain Name — your company’s email domain name.
  8. Click Submit to CST.

A ticket is automatically created for Arctic Wolf to complete the federated authentication set up. When the account set up is complete, you receive a confirmation Zendesk email.