Identity Provider Configuration

Identity provider (IdP) connections provide SOTI MobiControl access to your identity provider. These connections are used for user authentication, device enrollment, and security configuration.

Use the Identity Provider Configuration dialog box to add an identity provider (IdP) connection to SOTI MobiControl.

SOTI Identity

SOTI Identity is an IDP provided by SOTI to manage user access for SOTI ONE applications. Visit User Management in SOTI Identity or SOTI Identity Help to learn more.

You can only add one SOTI Identity connection to SOTI MobiControl.

SOTI Identity URL Enter the SOTI Identity URL for your SOTI Identity account.
Client ID Enter the client ID for your SOTI Identity account. It was generated when you added SOTI MobiControl to SOTI Identity.
Client Secret Enter the client ID for your SOTI Identity account. It was generated when you added SOTI MobiControl to SOTI Identity.

External Identity

Important: SOTI MobiControl requires that the response to the assertion be signed in addition to the assertion itself. Furthermore, SOTI MobiControl cannot accept an encrypted assertion.

You can download both the SOTI MobiControl metadata file and the SOTI MobiControl IdP certificate to your computer.

Note: SOTI MobiControl currently only supports the SP-Initiated SSO: Redirect/POST flow for the Web Browser SSO profile. Refer to SAML 2.0 specification (5.1.2) for more details.
Name Enter a name for this IdP connection in SOTI MobiControl.
IdP Metadata File Click Import to upload your IdP's metadata file to SOTI MobiControl. This file is contains information necessary to create a link between your IdP and SOTI MobiControl.

You can fill in the rest of the settings manually if you do not have an IdP metadata file or an IdP metadata URL.

IdP Metadata URL Enter a URL from which your IdP's metadata can be uploaded to SOTI MobiControl, then click Refresh.

You can fill in the rest of the settings manually if you do not have an IdP metadata URL or an IdP metadata file.

IdP Entity ID Enter the globally unique identifier for the SAML IdP. The IdP Entity ID should be obtained from your IdP administrator.
IdP URL Enter the IdP SSO login URL. SOTI MobiControl uses this URL to initiate the SSO login sequence. The IdP URL should be obtained from your IdP administrator.
Note: SOTI MobiControl supports only HTTP-POST binding.
Logout URL [Optional] Enter a URL that users are redirected to when they log out of the SOTI MobiControl console and Self Service Portal. If a Logout URL is not provided, users are redirected to a default logoff page.
Note: SOTI MobiControl does not support single logout (SLO).
Certificates Lists the certificates used to authenticate with your IdP. Click Add to add a certificate to the list, or Delete to delete the selected certificate from the list.

The certificates in the list are evaluated in order starting from the top until a valid certificate is successful in authenticating with the IdP.

Certificates must be in either DER-encoded binary X509 or Base64-encoded X.509 format.

Group Settings

Select one of either Directory or IdP. The available settings will change depending on your selection.

Tip: Remember to create IdP User Groups in the SOTI MobiControl Users view and set their permissions.

If you selected the Directory radio button, use this table.

Directory Name Choose a directory from the drop-down list. If you do not have any directories configured, see Managing Directory Service Connections for information on setting one up.

If you selected the IdP radio button, use this table.

Group Attributes Enter a List Attribute and, optionally, a List Delimiter.

A List Attribute is an assertion attribute in the incoming SAML authentication response that contains groups.

A List Delimiter splits up attribute values into multiple values. If a delimiter is not set, it is assumed that the attribute value contains multiple XML nodes, each one a different group name.

SOTI MobiControl uses these Group Attributes to authorize users. Make sure that you have created these attribute values in your IdP and assigned them to users. You also need to provide the values in the Attribute Statement section of the assertion response so they can be matched against the defined IdP User groups to determine access rights for the user.

User Attributes Map attributes within the IdP SAML response to specific SOTI MobiControl labels. For example, if you associate the name attribute in an IdP SAML response with First Name user attribute in SOTI MobiControl, the value of the name attribute that was in the IdP SAML response will appear as the value of the First Name field in the User Details card in the device's Device Information panel of SOTI MobiControl.

You can configure the following user attributes:

  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • User Principal Name
  • Phone Number
  • Custom Attribute 1
  • Custom Attribute 2
  • Custom Attribute 3

Only configured attributes will appear in User Details.