How to Configure SAML 2.0 for CloudAcademy


Supported Features

The Okta/CloudAcademy SAML integration currently supports the following features:

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

Configuration Steps

  1. Sign in to your CloudAcademy account as an administrator.

  2. Go to Organization > Settings > Integrations.

  3. Under SSO, click View Integration.

  4. Click Start Configuring.

  5. In General Settings, enter the following:

    • SSO URL (Location): Copy and paste the following:

      Sign into the Okta Admin Dashboard to generate this variable.

    • Certificate: Copy and paste the following:

      Sign into the Okta Admin Dashboard to generate this variable.
    • Email domains: Enter your email domain(s).

  6. In SAML attributes mapping, enter the following attributes:

    • Permanent User ID: permanent_id

    • First name: first_name

    • Last name: last_name

    • E-mail: email

  7. In the Security Settings section, check Authentication Requests Signed?

  8. Click Save and Test.

  9. Organization > Settings > Integrations, enter SAML config info

  10. Make a note your of Organization ID from the Post-back URL value. It’s the last part of the URL.

    For example: If your Post-back URL is https://cloudacademy.auth0.com/login/callback?connection=sso-12345678

    Your Organization ID is 12345678.

  11. In Okta, select the Sign On tab for the CloudAcademy SAML app, then click Edit.

    • Scroll down to Advanced Sign-on Settings.

    • Enter your Organization ID (step 9) into the corresponding field.

    • Click Save.

  12. Assign a user who exists in CloudAcademy on the Assignments tab in Okta.

  13. Go back to CloudAcademy Settings and click Continue.

  14. CloudAcademy Settings page, click Continue

  15. Click Test SSO Connection.

  16. After successful testing, click Save.

  17. From General Settings, make a note of your Subdomain URL value

  18. Make a note of your Subdomain URL from General Settings

  19. Done!


SP-initiated SSO


Open the Subdomain URL value from step 15.


  1. Go to: https://cloudacademy.com/login/

  2. Enter your Email, then click Login.

  3. Click Login with SSO.