AWS Security Blog

Tag: Federation

How to use regional SAML endpoints for failover

August 10, 2022: This blog post has been updated to reflect the new name of AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) – AWS IAM Identity Center. Read more about the name change here. Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers choose to use federation with SAML 2.0 in order to use their existing identity provider (IdP) and avoid […]

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Build a strong identity foundation that uses your existing on-premises Active Directory

This blog post outlines how to use your existing Microsoft Active Directory (AD) to reliably authenticate access to your Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts, infrastructure running on AWS, and third-party applications. The architecture we describe is designed to be highly available and extends access to your existing AD to AWS, enabling your users to use […]

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How to integrate AWS STS SourceIdentity with your identity provider

You can use third-party identity providers (IdPs) such as Okta, Ping, or OneLogin to federate with the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service using SAML 2.0, allowing your workforce to configure services by providing authorization access to the AWS Management Console or Command Line Interface (CLI). When you federate to AWS, you assume a […]

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How to set up IAM federation using Google Workspace

August 10, 2022: This blog post has been updated to reflect the new name of AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) – AWS IAM Identity Center. Read more about the name change here. March 16, 2022: The title and the opening section of this blog post has been updated. Federating your external identity provider (IdP) to AWS is a […]

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How to relate IAM role activity to corporate identity

September 8, 2021: The post was updated to correct a typo about the CloudTrail log snippet. April 14, 2021: In the section “Use the SourceIdentity attribute with identity federation,” we updated “AWS SSO” to “sign-in endpoint” for clarity. AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) now offers customers the ability to specify a unique identity attribute […]

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How to use G Suite as an external identity provider for AWS SSO

May 4, 2021: AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) currently does not support G Suite as an identity provider for automatic provisioning of users and groups, or the open source ssosync project, available on Github. January 11, 2021: This post has been updated to reflect changes to the G Suite user interface. August 3, 2020: This post […]

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How to create SAML providers with AWS CloudFormation

August 10, 2022: This blog post has been updated to reflect the new name of AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) – AWS IAM Identity Center. Read more about the name change here. June 24, 2020: We updated the first 3 paragraphs of this post to provide, and link to, more information. As organizations grow, they often […]

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How to automate SAML federation to multiple AWS accounts from Microsoft Azure Active Directory

December 2, 2019: Since the author wrote this post, AWS Single Sign On (AWS SSO) has launched native features that simplify using Azure Active Directory as an identity provider. Therefore, AWS SSO is now the recommended solution for enabling SAML federation using Azure AD. See this blog post for details. You can use federation to […]

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