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Okta Workforce Identity SAML setup#

Set up SAML SSO in n8n with Okta.

Workforce Identity and Customer Identity

This guide covers setting up Workforce Identity. This is the original Okta product. Customer Identity is Okta's name for Auth0, which they've acquired.


You need an Okta Workforce Identity account, and the redirect URL and entity ID from n8n's SAML settings.

Okta Workforce may enforce two factor authentication for users, depending on your Okta configuration.

Read the Set up SAML guide first.


  1. In your Okta admin panel, select Applications > Applications.
  2. Select Create App Integration. Okta opens the app creation modal.
  3. Select SAML 2.0, then select Next.
  4. On the General Settings tab, enter n8n as the App name.
  5. Select Next .
  6. On the Configure SAML tab, complete the following General fields:
    • Single sign-on URL: the Redirect URL from n8n.
    • Audience URI (SP Entity ID): the Entity ID from n8n.
    • Default RelayState: leave this empty.
    • Name ID format: EmailAddress.
    • Application username: Okta username.
    • Update application username on: Create and update.
  7. Create Attribute Statements:

    Name Name format Value URI Reference user.firstName URI Reference user.lastName URI Reference user.login URI Reference
  8. Select Next. Okta may prompt you to complete a marketing form, or may take you directly to your new n8n Okta app.

  9. Assign the n8n app to people:
    1. On the n8n app dashboard in Okta, select Assignments.
    2. Select Assign > Assign to People. Okta displays a modal with a list of available people.
    3. Select Assign next to the person you want to add. Okta displays a prompt to confirm the username.
    4. Leave the username as email address. Select Save and Go Back.
    5. Select Done.
  10. Get the metadata XML: on the Sign On tab, copy the Metadata URL. Navigate to it, and copy the XML. Paste this into Identity Provider Settings in n8n.
  11. Select Save settings.
  12. Select Test settings. n8n opens a new tab. If you're not currently logged in, Okta prompts you to sign in. n8n then displays a success message confirming the attributes returned by Okta.