Federated Authentication

Using SAML and SCIM Okta with TelemetryTV

Using Single Sign-on (SAML) with TelemetryTV

This guide demonstrates the process of understanding and configuring SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) authentication in TelemetryTV. Here, you will get to know about key terms and the steps needed for settings configuration.

Understanding SAML

SAML is a communication tool based on XML that's used to authenticate user identities between organizations. Essentially, it allows users to log in using their credentials from third-party applications. For example, you can use an email address to verify your identity and log in to TelemetryTV.

SAML Workflow

SAML uses an open standard protocol where two distinct applications exchange information about user attributes and their relationships. This "handshake" process involves an Identity Provider (iDP) and a Service Provider (SP). The iDP verifies the user's identity, and the SP, which is TelemetryTV in our case, allows the authenticated user access.

Configuring SAML with TelemetryTV

You'll need to configure your SAML credentials inside the Service Provider (TelemetryTV App). These include the Entity ID, Sign-in URL, and Certificate, which you can obtain from your iDP like Azure or Okta. Also, you'll need to provide a Team Name, a user-defined term to represent a group of users.

Service Provider Configuration

Here are the steps to configure SAML in TelemetryTV:

navigate to 'Settings'> 'Single Sign-On'.

2. Force SAML

Choosing to enable 'Force SAML' forces account users to log in using SAML only. However, administrators can still directly log in to TelemetryTV without SAML.

3. Team Name

This term represents a group of users and is also used in your iDP. It's commonly termed as 'Audience Restriction' or 'Identifier' (Entity ID).

4. Entity ID

This is an authentication attribute taken from your iDP.

5. Sign in URL

This URL provided by your iDP captures your login credentials. Your Service Provider will redirect here for authentication.

6. Certificate

Insert an X.509 Certificate, which is a public key you have taken from your Identity Service Provider.

Identity Provider SAML Configuration

Configure the following Service Provider attributes on your Identity Provider side:

Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL)


Sign On URL


Team Name

This attribute should match the 'Audience Restriction' or 'Identifier' (Entity ID) in your Service Provider.

NameID Format

Assign the value of "email" or "user.email"

Configuring SCIM with Okta for TelemetryTV

SCIM, or System for Cross-domain Identity Management, is a common open standard that enables the automation of user provisioning. This guide will help you configure users and groups in TelemetryTV using Okta.

Supported Features:

  • Create users
  • Update user attributes
  • Deactivate users
  • Import users
  • Import groups
  • Sync password
  • Group push


  • Enterprise subscription

1. Preliminary Configuration for the TelemetryTV Application:

In Okta, navigate to 'Provisioning' and then to 'Integration'.

Click on 'Enable API integration'.

Insert your TTV API Token and click 'Save'.

2. Configuration Okta

In the 'Provisioning' menu, go to the 'To App' section. Ensure the following configuration is applied from Okta to your SCIM app to enable creating, updating, synchronizing, and deactivating users.


Important Note

To use this feature, users and groups must be already established in your Okta account.

Usernames are assigned emails and can be configured in 'Signon Settings'.

3. Importing Users from TelemetryTV

You can import users in TelemetryTV using the 'Import' function in Okta, located on the top left under 'Import Now'.

Select your users on the right side with the checkbox before clicking on 'Confirm Assignments' at the top of the page.

4. Updating User Profile Details

Okta allows centralized configuration of user details which can be pushed to TelemetryTV. User profiles can be accessed by navigating to 'Assignments'.

By selecting the 'User Application assignment' and clicking on the 'edit' icon, you can edit the user's details.


Important Note

Please note that username updates cannot be pushed from Okta to TelemetryTV, only email updates.

5. Creating and Pushing Groups to TelemetryTV

As a prerequisite for pushing groups, you should have the groups already established in Okta. Once this is done, navigate to 'Push Groups' within your Application's Okta admin panel and search the group by name to import to your application.

By selecting 'Push Groups memberships immediately', the group will be automatically pushed to your TelemetryTV account. You can use 'Find Groups by Name' to locate your Okta group to be pushed to TelemetryTV. Click 'Save' to push the selected group from your directory.



By selecting 'Push Groups memberships immediately', the group will automatically be pushed to your TelemetryTV account.

6. Deleting Users, Groups and Unassigning in TelemetryTV

To remove an entire group from TelemetryTV, click on the dropdown menu beside the group and select 'Unlink pushed group'.

In the following modal, select the option to delete the Group within TelemetryTV. This will remove the group in the same setting.