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Add SAML authentication support

Started by Michael Lawton in Feature Requests | Under Consideration

It would be good to support SAML in a service provider role. This would allow businesses to manage the identities themselves (a lot of businesses connect their identity provider to LDAP for instance)

This would also allow staff to login easier and depending on the identity provider setup, more securely.
Official Xero Reply
Hi team, thanks for your continued interest and comments here around SAML(Security Assertion Markup Language).

Currently in Sept 2019, we're considering SSO with some providers, but most likely through the use of OpenID rather than SAML. Appreciate that some of you've mentioned providers like Okta and Azure AD, and the good thing is that both Okta and Azure AD offer SSO via OpenID as well.

To help with the discovery it'd be really helpful if you could return and mention if there is a specific provider you'd be interested in us providing SSO with? Or if there's a certain requirement that only SAML gives you?

Kelly M (Community Manager)