Configuring for SAML Authentication
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Chef Manage can support logging in users via SAML authentication. In order to do so, there must be a Chef Automate Server that is configured to act as a SAML Identity Provider (IdP). When the Chef Automate Server is configured to do so, it will provide an OpenID Connect (OIDC) protocol end-point that Chef Manage can use to initiate authentication.
Configuring Chef Manage
To configure the Chef Infra Server management console, first add the
following code to
saml.enabled true saml.issuer_url '<AUTOMATE OIDC ENDPOINT>'
Second, store your OIDC client credentials with using the Secrets Management commands:
chef-server-ctl set-secret saml client_id '<CLIENT ID>' chef-server-ctl set-secret saml client_secret '<CLIENT SECRET>'
issuer_url property should be set to something like
'https://<yourChefAutomateDomain>/api/v0'. Also, the
be known to the Chef Automate server. For development purposes only, you
may also need to turn off the TLS verification for the OIDC client by
to your Chef Manage configuration.
chef-manage-ctl reconfigure to apply these settings.