Use the Config tab in Self Service SAML to modify details of the identity provider connection. Details include how to initiate the connection and associate any data tags with the connection.

When you upload a metadata XML file in the Metadata tab, the values in this tab pre-populate with the information from that upload. You can skip the Config tab in your connection setup unless you intend to customize the settings.

If you've manually configured the connection with the relevant metadata details, configure the connection details.

To configure the the identity provider's connection details:

  1. From the menu in the top left-hand corner, select Administration.
  2. Select Security > Single Sign-On.
  3. Select a connection.
  4. Select the Config tab from the panel that displays on the right.
  5. (Optional) Customize the Entity ID for use by the identity provider (IdP).
    The Entity ID is included in the SAML request. Optionally, customize this value to provide additional information for your IdP about the user.
  6. (Optional) Specify a Data Tag.
    This specifies what appears in the Tag column in the list of connections. Use this option to offer a visual indicator of the IdP you use for single sign-on (for example, Okta).
    The data tag values can't contain spaces.  Multiple values must be comma-delimited.

This Config tab also displays these values, which are read-only and can't be changed: 

  • SAML flow tag: This value specifies how users first connect to the single sign-on portal and is determined by the user's configuration. One of these values displays:
    • SP-initiated (users access Anaplan first)
    • IDP-initiated (users access the identity provider first)
  • Service provider URL: This value is a system-generated URL used to access Anaplan. This is also known as a Friendly URL.
  • Assertion consumer service URL: This value is a read-only value that refers to the URL the SAML assertion needs to be directed to. It's required as a configuration parameter when you set up Anaplan as the Service Provider in your IdP settings.