Add a SAML Configuration

Required User Role: Administrator

You can manually enter the details for your SAML configuration or you can upload a metadata.xml file that you download from your identity provider (IdP).

Tip: To enable automatic user provisioning, see Enable Automatic Account Provisioning.
Note: Once SAML is configured for a user, they must log in normally one time before they can access the Sign in via SSO link on the Tenable Vulnerability Management login page.

Before you begin:

  • Follow the steps described in your IdP's documentation to set up a SAML application for Tenable Vulnerability Management on your IdP account. Your IdP requires an entity ID and a reply URL for Tenable Vulnerability Management to set up the SAML application. The entity ID for Tenable Vulnerability Management is TENABLE_IO_placeholder. The reply URL for Tenable Vulnerability Management is

  • In your IdP account, download your metadata.xml file.

Note: Tenable does not currently support a SP-Initiated SAML flow. Because it must be initiated from the Identity Provider side, navigating directly to does not allow SSO. Additionally, all users must have an account configured in Tenable Vulnerability Management that matches their SSO login.

To add a new SAML configuration:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the SAML tile.

    The SAML page appears.

  4. In the action bar, click Create.

    The SAML Settings page appears.

  5. Do one of the following:

  6. Click Save.

    MSSP saves your SAML configuration.

What to do next:

  • Download the metadata.xml from Tenable Vulnerability ManagementMSSP using the Download SP Metadata option in the SAML Configurations table.

  • Upload this file to the SAML application you created for Tenable Vulnerability ManagementMSSP with your SAML provider.