JumpCloud SAML Implementation
This article contains JumpCloud-specific help for configuring login with SSO via SAML 2.0. For help configuring login with SSO for another IdP, refer to SAML 2.0 Configuration.
Configuration involves working simultaneously within the Bitwarden web vault and the JumpCloud Portal. As you proceed, we recommend having both readily available and completing steps in the order they are documented.
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Navigate to your organization's Settings → Single sign-on screen:
If you haven't already, create a unique SSO identifier for your organization and select SAML from the the Type dropdown. Keep this screen open for easy reference.
You can turn off the Set a unique SP entity ID option at this stage if you wish. Doing so will remove your organization ID from your SP entity ID value, however in almost all cases it is recommended to leave this option on.
In the JumpCloud Portal, select Applications from the menu and select the Get Started button:
Bitwarden in the search box and select the configure button:
If you are more comfortable with SAML, or want more control over things like NameID Format and Signing Algorithms, create a Custom SAML Application instead.
In the General Info section, configure the following information:
In the Single Sign-On Configuration section, configure the following information:
Custom SAML app only
If you created a Custom SAML Application, you will also need to configure the following Single Sign-On Configuration fields:
In the Single Sign-On Configuration → Attributes section, construct the following SP → IdP attribute mappings. If you selected the Bitwarden Application in JumpCloud, these should already be constructed:
Once you are finished, select the activate button.
Once the application is activated, use the SSO menu option again to open the created Bitwarden application. Select the IDP Certificate dropdown and Download certificate:
In the JumpCloud Portal, select User Groups from the menu:
Either create a Bitwarden-specific user group, or open the All Users default user group. In either case, select the Applications tab and enable access to the created Bitwarden SSO application for that user group:
Alternatively, you can bind access to user groups directly from the SSO → Bitwarden Application screen.
At this point, you have configured everything you need within the context of the JumpCloud Portal. Return to the Bitwarden web vault to complete configuration.
The Single Sign-On screen separates configuration into two sections:
SAML Service Provider Configuration will determine the format of SAML requests.
SAML Identity Provider Configuration will determine the format to expect for SAML responses.
Configure the following fields according to the choices selected in the JumpCloud Portal during app creation:
When you are done with the service provider configuration, Save your work.
Identity provider configuration will often require you to refer back to the JumpCloud Portal to retrieve application values:
When completing the X509 certificate, take note of the expiration date. Certificates will have to be renewed in order to prevent any disruptions in service to SSO end users. If a certificate has expired, Admin and Owner accounts will always be able to log in with email address and master password.
When you are done with the identity provider configuration, Save your work.
You can require users to log in with SSO by activating the single sign-on authentication policy. Please note, this will require activating the single organization policy as well. Learn more.
Once your configuration is complete, test it by navigating to https://vault.bitwarden.com, entering your email address, selecting Continue, and selecting the Enterprise Single-On button:
Enter the configured organization identifier and select Log In. If your implementation is successfully configured, you will be redirected to the JumpCloud login screen:
After you authenticate with your JumpCloud credentials, enter your Bitwarden master password to decrypt your vault!
Bitwarden does not support unsolicited responses, so initiating login from your IdP will result in an error. The SSO login flow must be initiated from Bitwarden.