Setting Up Okta


Setting up Okta and ReadMe allows members in your organization to authenticate with Okta and access various projects under ReadMe.

Required information

If you haven't already, please fill out the form in this link. Shoot us an email and once we've reviewed the information, we'll make some changes on our end to register it with our service. You won't have all of the information until you've created your SAML 2.0 application on your end.

Setting up Okta

  1. Go to applications within your admin dashboard in okta. It's important that you are in the classic UI.
  2. Select "Create New App" (Do not use the ReadMe pre-built app). Make sure this is a custom app and not the default "ReadMe" Okta app.
  3. Choose SAML 2.0 for the sign in method.
  4. Refer back to the SAML configurations on the Teammates page regarding Single Sign On URL. Set the Single Sign On URL to the one specific under the IDP Configuration section. It should look something like this:
  5. Do the same thing for Audience URI. It should look something like this: urn:auth0:readmeio:parentsubdomain-1
  6. Set the attribute statements as specified below:
NameName format (optional)Value
  1. Set the groups mapping as specified below (if you are using this feature). You can read more about group mappings here.
NameName format (optional)Filter
groupsUnspecifiedMatches regex: .+
  1. Create the app!
  2. View the "Sign On" tab in the application settings, and follow the instructions under "View Setup Instructions". The documentation in "View Setup Instructions" will give you all the credentials required to fill in the Typeform form.
  3. Once you fill out the TypeForm, shoot us a message and we'll set up the dependencies to finalize your Okta configuration!


Make sure you are on the Classic UI

The screenshots below are taken from our Okta dev console test account, but all settings are the same as the Classic UI.

Click "Create New App"Click "Create New App"

Click "Create New App"

Set up your Single Sign-On URL & Audience URISet up your Single Sign-On URL & Audience URI

Set up your Single Sign-On URL & Audience URI

Attribute & Group Attribute StatementsAttribute & Group Attribute Statements

Attribute & Group Attribute Statements

"View Setup Instructions""View Setup Instructions"

"View Setup Instructions"