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Access control: SSO with SAML2 / ADFS

Linkurious supports SAML2 compatible providers as external authentication providers.


To set up Linkurious authentication with a SAML2 provider, you need to obtain the following parameters from the provider:

  • url, e.g.,
  • identityProviderCertificate, e.g. /Users/example/linkurious/samlIdentityProvider.cert,
  • groupAttribute (optional), e.g. Groups

groupAttribute is the attribute of the SAML response containing the array of groups a user belongs to.

Example access.saml2 configuration with a SAML2 provider:

"access": {
  // [...] 
  "saml2": {
    "enabled": true,
    "url": "",
    "identityProviderCertificate": "/Users/example/linkurious/saml.cert",
    "groupAttribute": "Groups"

ADFS Configuration

In particular, ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) is a SAML 2 provider that offers Single-Sign-On towards an Active Directory service.

To set up Linkurious authentication with ADFS, Linkurious has to be configured as a Relying Party Trust in ADFS.