Configure SAML Authentication Manually via the User Interface

Required User Role: Administrator

You can use this method to configure most types of SAML authentication via the Tenable.sc Director interface. However, you may prefer a more streamlined method:

For more information about SAML authentication and SAML authentication options, see SAML Authentication.

Before you begin:

  • Save your identity provider SAML metadata file to a directory on your local computer.

To configure SAML authentication for Tenable.sc Director users:

  1. Log in to Tenable.sc Director via the user interface.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click System > Configuration.

    The Configuration page appears.

  3. Click the SAML button.

    The SAML Configuration page appears.

  4. In the General section, confirm the SAML toggle is enabled.

    If you want to disable SAML authentication for Tenable.sc Director users, click the toggle.

  5. In the Source drop-down box, select Entry.

    The page updates to display additional options.

  6. In the SAML Settings section, configure the options:
    1. In the Type drop-down box, select SAML 2.0 (e.g., Okta, OneLogin, etc.) or Shibboleth 1.3.

    2. In the Entity ID box, type the name of the Entity ID attribute exactly as it appears in your identity provider SAML configuration.
    3. In the Identity Provider (IdP) box, type identity provider identifier string.
    4. In the Username Attribute box, type the SAML username attribute exactly as it appears in your identity provider SAML configuration.
    5. In the Single Sign-on Service box, type the identity provider URL where users log in via single sign-on exactly as it appears in your identity provider SAML metadata.
    6. In the Single Logout Service box, type the identity provider URL where users log out exactly as it appears in your identity provider SAML metadata.
    7. In the Certificate Data box, paste the text of the identity provider's X.509 SSL certificate, without the ===BEGIN CERT=== and the ===END CERT=== strings.
  7. Click Submit.

    Tenable.sc Director saves your configuration.

What to do next: