Configuring ADFS for Coveo Cloud V2 SAML SSO

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is a Windows Server software providing single sign-on (SSO) for external applications such as Coveo Cloud V2 (see Active Directory Federation Services).

Single sign-on allows users to log in to several systems with a single ID and password. Many SSO systems support Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0, which is an XML-based, open-standard data format, to allow an external service provider to rely on the user authentication performed by a trusted identity provider (see Security Assertion Markup Language).

As a Coveo Cloud V2 administrator, you can implement SAML SSO when your company uses ADFS. Users can then log in to Coveo Cloud V2 without having to provide their username and password since their identity has previously been validated when logging in to their Windows session.

To allow users to log in via SAML SSO, Coveo Cloud V2 must be able to trust and rely on ADFS to authenticate users wishing to login. To establish this trusting relationship, you must configure ADFS and then Coveo Cloud V2 so that both parties can exchange authentication information.

If you are not the ADFS administrator at your company, contact them so they configure ADFS using the following steps.