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Setting up SAML authentication through Okta for Enterprise accounts.

SAML Authentication with Okta

Updated on
July 24, 2022

This article outlines how to configure your account to authenticate via a SAML provider such as Okta.

*Note: You must first have a Great Question account created with an Enterprise plan. Work is still happening to have Great Question listed in the Okta Catalog and published to the OIN. For the time being, the application will have to be created manually.

Step 1: Register application in Okta

Create application in Okta
  • In Okta, navigate to the Applications tab and click Applications.
  • Click Add application > Create new app.
  • In the dialog, select SAML 2.0 as the sign on method.
  • Click Create.
Okta Application Settings
Attribute mapping
  • Map first_name to user.firstName
  • Map last_name to user.lastName
  • Map email to

Step 2: Setting up application in Great Question

Obtain credentials for Great Question from Okta

Once the application is created, complete the following steps:

  • From the Great Question application in Okta, click Sign on.
  • From here, click View Setup Instructions.
  • These are the credentials you need:
Add credentials to Great Question

From your account on

  • Navigate to Company Profile in Account
  • In the authentication form:
  • toggle on SAML Authentication
  • add "Identity Provider Single Sign-On URL" to Idp sso target url
  • Add "Identity Provider Issuer" to Idp entity
  • Add "X.509 Certificate:" to Idp cert
  • Click Update Account

SAML is now set up on your Great Question account

Step 3: Signing in via SAML

Any user with access to Great Question in your Okta will automatically be able to sign in from their Okta profile. By default, they will be provisioned with a free observer account.

Users that already have accounts on Great Question can connect Okta and sign in via

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