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Okta (SAML)

Cloudflare Zero Trust can integrate SAML with Okta as an identity provider.

​​ Set up Okta as a SAML provider

To set up SAML with Okta as your identity provider:

  1. On your Okta admin dashboard, go to Applications > Applications.

  2. Select Create App Integration.

  3. In the pop-up dialog, select SAML 2.0 and then elect Next.

  4. Enter an app name and select Next.

    Entering your Zero Trust callback URL into Okta
  5. In the Single sign on URL and the Audience URI (SP Entity ID) fields, enter the following URL:


    You can find your team name in Zero Trust under Settings > Custom Pages.

  6. In the Attribute Statements section, enter the following information:

    • Name: Enter email.
    • Value: Enter
  7. (Optional) If you are using Okta groups, create a Group Attribute Statement with the following information:

    • Name: Enter groups.
    • Filter: Select Matches regex and enter .*.

Configuring attribute statements in Okta
  1. Select Next.

  2. Select I’m an Okta customer adding an internal app and check This is an internal app that we have created.

Configuring feedback options in Okta
  1. Select Finish.

  2. In the Assignments tab, select Assign and assign individuals or groups you want to grant access to.

  3. Select Done. The assigned individuals and groups will display in the Assignments tab.

Assigning individuals and groups to Okta application
  1. To retrieve the SAML provider information, go to the Sign On tab and select View Setup Instructions. A new page will open showing the Identity Provider Single Sign-on URL, Identity Provider Issuer, and X.509 Certificate. Save this information for configuring your Zero Trust settings.

Retrieving SAML provider information in Okta
  1. In Zero Trust, go to Settings > Authentication.

  2. Select Add new under Login Methods, and select SAML.

  3. Fill in the following information:

    • Name: Name your identity provider.
    • Single Sign On URL: Enter the Identity Provider Single-Sign-On URL from Okta.
    • Issuer ID: Enter the Identity Provider Issuer from Okta, for example<your-okta-entity-id>.
    • Signing Certificate: Copy-paste the X.509 Certificate from Okta.
  4. (Recommended) Enable Sign SAML authentication request.

  5. (Recommended) Under SAML attributes, add the email and groups attributes. The groups attribute is required if you want to create policies based on Okta groups.

Adding optional SAML attributes in Zero Trust
  1. Select Save.

To test that your connection is working, go to Settings > Authentication > Login methods and select Test next to Okta. A success response should return the configured SAML attributes.

​​ Example API configuration

"config": {
"issuer_url": "",
"sso_target_url": "",
"attributes": [
"email_attribute_name": "",
"sign_request": false,
"idp_public_certs": [
"type": "saml",
"name": "okta saml example"