How to Configure SAML 2.0 for Springer Link


Supported Features

The Okta/Springer Link SAML integration currently supports the following features:

For more information on the listed features, visit the Okta Glossary.

Configuration Steps

  1. Contact the Springer Support team (onlineservice@springernature.com) and request that they enable SAML 2.0 for your account.

  2. Save, then attach the following file as Metadata file to your request:

    Sign into the Okta Admin dashboard to generate this value.

  3. The Springer Support team will process your request. After receiving a confirmation email, you can start assigning people to the application.

  4. In Okta, select the Sign On tab for the Springer Link SAML app, then click Edit:

    • Default Relay State: Enter https://link.springer.com.

    • Click Save:


  5. Done!


SP-initiated SSO

  1. Go to: https://link.springer.com/athens-shibboleth-login

  2. Select your institution, then click Log in via Shibboleth:

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