SSO Setup Guides: SAML Configuration

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Step 1. Download Handshake's Metadata

If you are on InCommon, you should already have our metadata (reference here).

If you are not on InCommon, you can download a copy here.


Step 2: Configure Your SAML Service

Handshake's entityID is:
Handshake's AssertionConsumerService Post URL is:

Attribute or NameID Suggestions

RequestedAttribute: FriendlyName="eduPersonPrincipalName"
Requested Format: NameFormat="urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:attrname-format:uri"

The attribute or NameID you specify should return a value matching the format of the auth_identifier field from your student syncs. Also you should specify this value, either a NameID OR an attribute, in your Handshake SSO Preferences (after step 4 HERE), but not both.


Step 3: Login to Handshake to Setup SSO

Setting SSO up on Handshake is self-service! After your career services admin has added you to Handshake you can begin SSO Setup and Testing.


More Questions?

See our Frequently Asked Questions or reach out to our Support Team.

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