Configure Adobe Workfront with SAML 1.1


The procedure described on this page applies only to organizations that are not yet onboarded to the Adobe Admin Console.

If your organization has been onboarded to the Adobe Admin Console, see Platform-based administration differences (Adobe Workfront/Adobe Business Platform).

You can use SAML 1.1 with Adobe Workfront.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan Any
Adobe Workfront license Plan
Access level configurations

You must be a Workfront administrator.

NOTE: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

SAML 1.1 single sign-on solution

As a Workfront administrator, you can integrate Workfront with SAML 1.1.

Unlike other single sign-on solutions, auto-provisioning users and attribute-mapping are not available for Federated SSO configuration, including SAML 1.1.

Configure the SAML 1.1 server to communicate with Workfront

In order to have home page landing preferences honored when implementing a Federated ID (SAML) SSO environment, you need to make sure the federated server is set up to point to https://[Assigned Company Sub-domain]

Configure Workfront with SAML 1.1

  1. Click the Main Menu icon in the upper-right corner of Adobe Workfront, then click Setup .

  2. Click System > Single Sign-On (SSO).

  3. In the Type drop-down list, select SAML 1.1.

  4. Specify the following information:

    • Issuer: Specify the domain provider obtained from your SAML service provider. It is possible to provide the port instead, for example:

    • Login Portal URL: Specify the login URL used to log in to all your SSO-enabled applications, including Workfront.

    • Sign-out URL: Specify the URL displayed after users log out of Workfront.

    • Change password URL: Specify the URL where users will be directed if they need to change their password.
      Since users maintain one password across multiple platforms when integrated with SAML 1.1, it is important that they are directed to a central location to change their password rather than being allowed to change their password in Workfront.

    • Certificate: Upload a valid certificate for authentication of a secure connection. OnDemand clients are required to do this. The certificate is obtained from your SAML 1.1 system administrator.

    • Admin Exemption: When this box is checked, Workfront will attempt to first login through SAML for users with System Administrator Access Level. If authentication fails, Workfront will use local authentication for administrators. We recommend that you always have this option selected, to provide your Workfront administrator a way for logging into Workfront in the event that your SAML 1.1 provider is temporarily unavailable.

    • Enable: Select this option to enable the integration with SAML 1.1. If it is not selected, SAML 1.1 will not be activated.

  5. Click Save.

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