Omnilert can be configured to manage subscriber logins using Shibboleth/SAML.
A non-federated SAML connection can be set up using your self-hosted Microsoft Server running Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS). In this setup, your Windows ADFS will act as the "Identity Provider (IdP)" and Omnilert acts as the "Service Provider (SP)", allowing your subscribers access to Omnilert using their AD username and password.
There are two phases to this deployment and thus two guides attached with this article:
- Part 1: Installing Configuring ADFS on a Windows Server with Directory Services (download PDF)
- Part 2: Configuring Active Directory's SAML for use with Omnilert's Service Provider (download PDF)
If you're setting up a new ADFS instance, start with "Part 1". If your server is already running ADFS, you may skip to "Part 2".
Once your ADFS instance is configured, send a copy of your metadata to Omnilert support for import into Omnilert's SAML Service Provider. Then see Single Sign-On: Shibboleth / SAML Settings to configure the Omnilert side of this setup.
Note: These instructions are provided as a general-purpose guide for information only. Omnilert cannot provide direct assistance with third-party systems such as Microsoft Server. Please consult with your local administrator for specific information regarding your institution's IT policies and procedures.