Configuring FME Flow for Azure AD SAML authentication

Richard Mosley
Richard Mosley
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FME Version

  • FME 2023.2


FME Flow 2022.0+ has incorporated SAML Authentication as a security login. You can configure FME Flow to use a variety of Identity Providers, and our documentation will give you information on what's required from FME Flow. This article offers a step-by-step configuration for using Azure AD as the Identity Provider, if you would like to use a different provider please see Configuring FME Flow for SAML Authentication for more step-by-step tutorials. FME Flow also supports Non-SAML Azure AD authentication if that is preferred.



The URL of your FME Flow and the one you set up with your Identity Provider (IdP) does not need to be publicly accessible, however, FME Flow SSL configuration is required. Please follow the documentation to Configure FME Flow for HTTPS.


Step-by-step Instructions

Part 1: Identity Provider Configuration

  1. Create App in Azure AD 
    1. Choose enterprise application in the left-hand navigation and then choose → New ApplicationCreate your own application.
    2. Select  “Integrate any other application you don't find in the gallery (Non-gallery)”
    3. Under the App navigation click on Single Single-On and choose SAMLAzureAD_SAML.png
  2. Under basic SAML Configuration set the following parameters: 
    Entity ID (Audience URI): 

    Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL):
    Where <FMEFlowWebURL> is the fully-qualified hostname for your FME Flow, including both the hostname and domain.
  3. On the same page download the Federation Metadata XML.
  4. By default your users should have access to all applications in your tenancy, however, if you have restricted access please make sure your users have access to the new app.
  5. Please ensure that you have enabled Just-in-Time provisioning/Automatic user provisioning on Azure AD SAML as this is a required setting for user creation. 


Part 2: FME Flow Configuration

  1. Logon to FME Flow and Navigate to User Management SAML Configuration
  2. Import your IdP Metadata or provide the certificate and values.
  3. Select the default user role you wish users to have when they log into FME Flow. FMEFlowMetaData.png


Part 3: Test your Configuration

  1. Log out of FME Flow and you should now have the option to Log In With SAML.  Once selected you should be prompted with the Azure AD Sign-in page, proceed with entering your credentials and if the configuration is correct you should be redirected back to the FME Flow home page.
    SAML_Login.png           AzureADLogin2.png
  2. Confirm that the user can log in and that the role and user information is as expected.

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