JumpCloud SAML Implementation
This article contains JumpCloud-specific help for configuring login with SSO via SAML 2.0. For help configuring login with SSO for another IdP, refer to SAML 2.0 Configuration.
Configuration involves working simultaneously within the Bitwarden web vault and the JumpCloud Portal. As you proceed, we recommend having both readily available and completing steps in the order they are documented.
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Navigate to your organization's Settings → Single Sign-On screen:
If you haven't already, create a unique SSO Identifier for your organization. Otherwise, you don't need to edit anything on this screen yet, but keep it open for easy reference.
If you are self-hosting Bitwarden, you can use alternative Member Decryption Options. This feature is disabled by default, so continue with Master Password decryption for now and learn how to get started using Key Connector once your configuration is complete and successfully working.
In the JumpCloud Portal, select SSO from the menu and select the Add icon:
Bitwarden in the search box and select the configure button:
If you are more comfortable with SAML, or want more control over things like NameID Format and Signing Algorithms, create a Custom SAML Application instead.
In the General Info section, configure the following information:
|Display Label||Give the Application a Bitwarden-specific name.|
In the Single Sign-On Configuration section, configure the following information:
|IdP Entity ID||Set this field to a unique, Bitwarden-specific value, for example,
|SP Entity ID||Set this field to the pre-generated SP Entity ID retrieved from the Bitwarden SSO Configuration screen.
For cloud-hosted customers, this is always
|ACS URL||Set this field to the pre-generated Assertion Consumer Service (ACS) URL retrieved from the Bitwarden SSO Configuration screen.
For cloud-hosted customers, this is always
Custom SAML app only
If you created a Custom SAML Application, you will also need to configure the following Single Sign-On Configuration fields:
|SAMLSubject NameID||Specify the JumpCloud attribute that will be sent in SAML responses as the NameID.|
|SAMLSubject NameID Format||Specify the format of the NameID sent in SAML responses.|
|Signature Algoritm||Select the algorithm to use to sign SAML assertions or reponses.|
|Sign Assertion||By default, JumpCloud will sign the SAML response. Check this box the sign the SAML assertion.|
|Login URL||Specify the URL from which your users will login to Bitwarden via SSO. For cloud-hosted customers, this is always
In the Single Sign-On Configuration → Attributes section, construct the following SP → IdP attribute mappings. If you selected the Bitwarden Application in JumpCloud, these should already be constructed:
Once you are finished, select the activate button.
Once the application is activated, use the SSO menu option again to open the created Bitwarden application. Select the IDP Certificate dropdown and Download certificate:
In the JumpCloud Portal, select User Groups from the menu:
Either create a Bitwarden-specific user group, or open the All Users default user group. In either case, select the Applications tab and enable access to the created Bitwarden SSO application for that user group:
Alternatively, you can bind access to user groups directly from the SSO → Bitwarden Application screen.
At this point, you have configured everything you need within the context of the JumpCloud Portal. Return to the Bitwarden web vault to complete configuration.
The Single Sign-On screen separates configuration into two sections:
SAML Service Provider Configuration will determine the format of SAML requests.
SAML Identity Provider Configuration will determine the format to expect for SAML responses.
Configure the following fields according to the choices selected in the JumpCloud Portal during app creation:
|Name ID Format||If you created a Custom SAML Application, set this to whatever the specified SAMLSubject NameID Format is. Otherwise, leave Unspecified.|
|Outbound Signing Algorithm||The algorithm Bitwarden will use to sign SAML requests.|
|Signing Behavior||Whether/when SAML requests will be signed. By default, JumpCloud will not require requests to be signed.|
|Minimum Incoming Signing Algorithm||If you created a Custom SAML Application, set this to whichever Signature Algorithm you selected. Otherwise, leave as
|Want Assertions Signed||If you created a Custom SAML Application, check this box if you set the Sign Assertion option in JumpCloud. Otherwise, leave unchecked.|
|Validate Certificates||Check this box when using trusted and valid certificates from your IdP through a trusted CA. Self-signed certificates may fail unless proper trust chains are configured within the Bitwarden login with SSO docker image.|
When you are done with the service provider configuration, Save your work.
Identity provider configuration will often require you to refer back to the JumpCloud Portal to retrieve application values:
|Entity ID||Enter your JumpCloud IdP Entity ID, which can be retrieved from the JumpCloud Single Sign-On Configuration screen. This field is case sensitive.|
|Binding Type||Set to Redirect.|
|Single Sign On Service URL||Enter your JumpCloud IdP URL, which can be retrieved from the JumpCloud Single Sign-On Configuration screen.|
|Single Log Out Service URL||Login with SSO currently does not support SLO. This option is planned for future development.|
|X509 Public Certificate||Paste the retrieved certificate, removing
The certificate value is case sensitive, extra spaces, carriage returns, and other extraneous characters will cause certifiation validation to fail.
|Outbound Signing Algorithm||If you created a Custom SAML Application, set this to whichever Signature Algorithm you selected. Otherwise, leave as
|Disable Outbound Logout Requests||Login with SSO currently does not support SLO. This option is planned for future development.|
|Want Authentication Requests Signed||Whether JumpCloud expects SAML requests to be signed.|
When you are done with the identity provider configuration, Save your work.
You can require users to log in with SSO by activating the single sign-on authentication policy. Please note, this will require activating the single organization policy as well. Learn more.
Once your configuration is complete, test it by navigating to https://vault.bitwarden.com, entering your email address, selecting Continue, and selecting the Enterprise Single-On button:
Enter the configured organization identifier and select Log In. If your implementation is successfully configured, you will be redirected to the JumpCloud login screen:
After you authenticate with your JumpCloud credentials, enter your Bitwarden master password to decrypt your vault!
Bitwarden does not support unsolicited responses, so initiating login from your IdP will result in an error. The SSO login flow must be initiated from Bitwarden.