Azure OIDC Implementation

Category: Login with SSO
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    This article contains Azure-specific help for configuring Login with SSO via OpenID Connect (OIDC). For help configuring Login with SSO for another OIDC IdP, or for configuring Azure via SAML 2.0, see OIDC Configuration or Azure SAML Implementation.

    Configuration involves working simultaneously within the Bitwarden Bitwarden Business Portal and the Azure Portal. As you proceed, we recommend having both readily available and completing steps in the order they’re documented.

    Open the Business Portal

    If you’re coming straight from OIDC Configuration, you should already have an Organization ID created and SSO Enabled. If you don’t, follow steps 1 and 2 of that document and return to this guide.

    Open your Business Portal and navigate to the SSO Configuration screen:

    OIDC Configuration
    OIDC Configuration

    You don’t need to edit anything on this screen yet, but keep it open for easy reference.

    Create an App Registration

    In the Azure Portal, navigate to App registrations and select the New registration button:

    Create App Registration
    Create App Registration

    On the Register an application screen, give your app a Bitwarden-specific name and specify which accounts should be able to use the application. This selection will determine which users can use Bitwarden Login with SSO.

    Register a Redirect URI

    Select Authentication from the navigation and select the Add a platform button:

    Register a Redirect URI
    Register a Redirect URI

    Select the Web option on the Configure platforms screen and enter your Callback Path in the Redirect URIs input.


    Callback Path can be retrieved from the Bitwarden SSO Configuration screen. For Cloud-hosted customers, this is always For self-hosted instances, this is determined by your configured server URL, for example

    Create a Client Secret

    Select Certificates & secrets from the navigation, and select the New client secret button:

    Create Client Secret
    Create Client Secret

    Give the certificate a Bitwarden-specific name, and choose an expiration timeframe.

    Bitwarden Business Portal Configuration

    At this point, you’ve configured everything you need within the context of the Azure Portal. Jump back over to the Bitwarden Business Portal to configure the following fields:

    Field Description
    Authority Enter<TENANT_ID>/v2.0, where TENANT_ID is the Directory (tenant) ID value retrieved from the App registration’s Overview screen.
    Client ID Enter the App registration’s Application (client) ID, which can be retrieved from the Overview screen.
    Client Secret Enter the Secret Value of the created Client Secret.
    Metadata Address For Azure implementations as documented, you can leave this field blank.
    OIDC Redirect Behavior Select either Form POST or Redirect GET.
    Get Claims From User Info Endpoint Enable this option if you receive URL too long errors (HTTP 414), truncated URLS, and/or failures during SSO.
    Additional/Custom Scopes Define custom scopes to be added to the request (comma-delimited).
    Additional/Custom User ID Claim Types Define custom claim type keys for user identification (comma-delimited). When defined, custom claim types are searched for before falling back on standard types.
    Additional/Custom Email Claim Types Define custom claim type keys for users’ email addresses (comma-delimited). When defined, custom claim types are searched for before falling back on standard types.
    Additional/Custom Name Claim Types Define custom claim type keys for users’ full names or display names (comma-delimited). When defined, custom claim types are searched for before falling back on standard types.
    Requested Authentication Context Class Reference values Define Authentication Context Class Reference identifiers (acr_values) (space-delimited). List acr_values in preference-order.
    Expected “acr” Claim Value in Response Define the acr Claim Value for Bitwarden to expect and validate in the response.

    When you’re done configuring these fields, Save your work.

    Test the Configuration

    Once your configuration is complete, test it by navigating to and selecting the Enterprise Single Sign-On button:

    Enterprise Single Sign-On button
    Enterprise Single Sign-On button

    Enter the configured Organization Identifier and select Log In. If your implementation is successfully configured, you’ll be redirected to the Microsoft login screen:

    Azure login screen
    Azure login screen

    After you authenticate with your Azure credentials, enter your Bitwarden Master Password to decrypt your Vault!