Custom Authentication - Okta | Admin Guide - Zoho Directory

Custom authentication with Okta

Prerequisites

Roles required to perform this action :

  • Organization Owner

  • Organization Admin

Custom authentication with Okta:


Custom Authentication with Okta enables SAML-based single sign-on (SSO) from Okta to Zoho. With SSO, you and your employees can sign in to Okta and access Zoho directly, without having to sign in to Zoho.

To set up custom authentication with Okta:
  1. Sign in to your Okta account.
  2. Click Admin in the top-right corner.
  3. Go to Applications tab, then click Add Application.
  4. Search for Zoho Directory.
  5. Click Add, then click Done.
  6. Navigate to the Sign On tab, then click View Setup Instructions.
  7. Copy the Login URL and Logout URL, and download the X.509 Certificate. Submit this data to Zoho to set up SAML in Zoho Directory.
    1. Enter Login URL under Sign-in URL.
    2. Enter Logout URL under Sign-out URL.
    3. Upload X.509 Certificate under Verification Certificate.
  8. In the Sign On tab, click Edit.
    1. Enter "https://directory.zoho.com/" under Default Relay State.
    2. Enter your ACS URL under ACS URL.
    3. Note: You can find your ACS URL in Zoho Directory's Custom Authentication page.
      ACS URL.
  9. Click Save.

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