AWS IAM Identity Center SAML integration guide

This integration guide shows how to configure AWS IAM Identity Center as a SAML single sign on provider for your Redis Cloud account.

This guide shows how to configure AWS IAM Identity Center as a SAML single sign-on identity provider (IdP) for your Redis Cloud account.

To learn more about Redis Cloud support for SAML, see SAML single sign-on.

Before completing this guide, you must verify ownership of any domains you want to associate with your SAML setup.

Step 1: Setup your identity provider (IdP)

Create the AWS IAM Identity Center SAML application

  1. Sign in to your AWS account.

  2. From the main menu, search for IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On).

  3. Once in IAM Identity Center, select Applications.

  4. Next, select Add application.

  5. In the next screen, select Add custom SAML 2.0 application then Next.

  6. The Configure Application screen is where you initially get the information needed to configure SAML in Redis Cloud. To begin, change the Display name and Description to Redis Cloud.

  7. Next, scroll to the IAM Identity Center metadata section. Here, you will find all of the information needed to configure SAML in Redis Cloud:

  • IAM Identity Center sign-in URL
  • IAM Identity Center SAML issuer URL
  • IAM Identity Center Certificate

Note down or copy the URLs and select Download to download the certification information.

Both the IAM Identity Center sign-in URL and the IAM Identity Center SAML issuer URL are the same value. This is expected.

Step 2: Configure SAML support in Redis Cloud

Now that you have your IAM Identity Center IdP server information, configure support for SAML in Redis Cloud.

Sign in to Redis Cloud

Sign in to your account on the Redis Cloud console.

Activate SAML in Access Management

To activate SAML, you must have a local user (or social sign-on user) with the owner role. If you have the correct permissions, you will see the Single Sign-On tab.

  1. Add the information you saved previously in the Configuration setup screen. This includes:

    • Issuer (IdP Entity ID): IAM Identity Center SAML issuer URL.

    • IdP server URL: IAM Identity Center sign-in URL.

    • Assertion signing certificate: Drag and drop the certificate file you downloaded to disk in the form text area.

    Select Enable and wait a few seconds for the status to change.

  2. Select Download to get the service provider (SP) metadata. Save the file to your local hard disk.

  3. Open the file in any text editor. Save the following text from the metadata:

    • EntityID - The unique name of the service provider (SP).

    • Location : The location of the assertion consumer service.

Step 3: Finish SAML configuration in AWS IAM Identity Center's Redis Cloud Application

  1. Return to the Configuration setup screen in IAM identity Center. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Upload application SAML metadata file. Select upload and choose the file that you downloaded in the SAML configuration screen in Redis Cloud.

  2. If you would like to also configure an IdP initiated workflow, fill in the relay state field in the Application properties section. Use this URL: Take the ID from the location URL in step 3 (the content after the last forward slash "/") and append to the URL.

  3. Select Submit to finish creating the application.

  4. Configure the Redis Cloud application's attribute mappings. Select Actions > Edit Attribute Mappings.

    In the next screen, add these attributes:

    • Subject: ${user:email}, unspecified
    • Email: ${user:email}, unspecified
    • FirstName: ${user:givenName}, unspecified
    • LastName: ${user:familyName}, unspecified
    • redisAccountMapping: XXXXXXX=owner, unspecified

The redisAccountMapping key-value pair consists of the lowercase role name (owner, member, manager, billing_admin, or viewer) and your Redis Cloud Account ID found in the account settings.

Step 4: Ensure that the Cloud account user has an IAM Identity Center user account

To complete SAML setup, ensure that the user who began SAML configuration in Redis Cloud console has a user defined in the AWS IAM identity center. This user account is required to complete the SAML setup.

Also, make sure that the user has been assigned to the Redis Cloud Application.

Step 5: Activate SAML integration

The final step in our SAML integration with AWS IAM identity Center is to activate the SAML integration.

  1. In the Single Sign-On screen, select Activate.

A logout notification screen displays, letting you know that you are redirected to AWS IAM Identity Center's login screen.

  1. Enter your AWS IAM Identity Center credentials.

  2. If everything is configured correctly, you should get a SAML activation succeeded message. From this point forward, users need to click SSO to sign in to the Redis Cloud console.

A message displays, stating that your local user is now converted to a SAML user. Select Confirm.

You have successfully configured AWS IAM Identity Center as an identification provider.

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