» ADFS Configuration

This guide explains how to configure Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) in order to use it as an Identity Provider (IdP) for Terraform Enterprise's SAML authentication feature. The screenshots below were taken on Windows Server 2016, and the UI may not look the same on previous Windows versions.

This document assumes that you have already installed and configured ADFS and that you are using Terraform Enterprise version v201807-1 or later.

» Gather ADFS information

  1. On the ADFS server, start the Server Manager. saml_0
  2. Click "Tools" -> "AD FS Management" .saml_1
  3. Expand the Service object and click "Endpoints". saml_2
  4. Make a note of the URL Path for Type SAML 2.0/WS-Federation. (If you are using the default settings, this will be /adfs/ls/.)
  5. Switch from "Endpoints" to "Certificates" and choose the one under Token-signing. saml_3
  6. Right click "View Certificate". saml_5
  7. In the Certificate dialog, select the Details tab and click "Copy to File". saml_6
  8. In the Certificate Export Wizard, click "Next", select "Base-64 encoded X.509 (.CER)" and click "Next" again. saml_8
  9. Pick a location to save the file and click "Next". saml_9
  10. Review the settings and click "Finish". saml_10

» Configure Terraform Enterprise

  1. Visit https://<TFE HOSTNAME>/app/admin/saml.
  2. Set "Single Sign-on URL" to https://<ADFS hostname>/<URL Path>, using the path you noted above in step 4.
  3. Set "Single Log-out URL" to https://<ADFS hostname>/<URL Path>?wa=wsignout1.0. (Note that this is the same path with an additional URL parameter.)
  4. Paste the contents of the saved certificate in "IDP Certificate".
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "Save SAML Settings".

» Configure ADFS

» Configure the Relying Party (RP) Trust

  1. On the ADFS server, start the Server Manager. saml_0
  2. Click "Tools" -> "AD FS Management". saml_1
  3. Right-click "Relying Party Trusts" and then click "Add Relying Party Trust". saml_11
  4. In the Add Relying Party Trust Wizard, select "Claims aware" and click "Start". saml_12
  5. Next, select "Import data about the relying party published online or on a local network", and in the text box, enter https://<TFE HOSTNAME>/users/saml/metadata. saml_13
  6. Click "Next", type a display name used to identify the RP trust, and click "Next" again. saml_14
  7. In the "Choose Access Control Policy" screen, choose one that matches your security policy, and click "Next". saml_15
  8. Review the settings and click "Next". saml_16
  9. Finally, make sure "Configure claims issuance policy for this application" is checked and click "Close". This opens the Claim Issuance Policy editor for the RP trust just configured. saml_17

» Configure Claim Issuance

» LDAP Attributes as Claims

  1. Click "Add Rule", and then select "Send LDAP Attributes as Claims" from the Claim rule template dropdown. Click "Next".
  2. Set a name used to identify the claim rule.
  3. Set the attribute store to "Active Directory".

    • From the LDAP Attribute column, select "E-Mail Addresses".
    • From the Outgoing Claim Type, select "E-Mail Address". saml_19
  4. Click "Finish".

» Transform Incoming Claims

  1. Click "Add Rule", and then select "Transform an Incoming Claim" from the Claim rule template dropdown. Click "Next". saml_22
  2. Set a name used to identify the claim rule.

    • Select "E-mail Address" as the Incoming Claim Type.
    • Select "Name ID" as the Outgoing Claim Type.
    • Select "Email" for Outgoing Name ID Format. saml_23
  3. Click "Finish".

» Send Group Membership as a Claim

  1. Click "Add Rule", and then select "Send Group Membership as a Claim" from the Claim rule template dropdown. Click "Next".
  2. Click "Browse" and locate the AD User group that contains all Terraform Enterprise admins. saml_26
    • Set Outgoing claim type to MemberOf.
    • Set Outgoing claim value to site-admins. saml_27
  3. Click "Finish".

» Test configured SAML login

At this point SAML is configured. Follow these instructions to log in to Terraform Enterprise.