The University of Texas at Austin


Integrating With Our Identity Provider

This document is provided to give system administrators an overview of the tasks required in order to integrate your SAML Service Provider with The University of Texas at Austin’s SAML Identity Provider.

Requesting Access

Review our Cloud Integration Guidelines and ensure that your selected Service Provider is sponsored by an official University of Texas entity.

Please e-mail us at with general information about your project and your contact information. We will email you a questionnaire to be filled out. Based on your responses to the questionnaire, we will identify which of our SAML providers is right for you. This step may require several iterations to ensure that all the items you should consider are answered and agreed upon.

When the agreement is met, we will send you a detailed IAM Access Request form and AUP for you to fill out. This gives us the specific information we will need to configure your access to the authentication system. You and your Service Provider will be provided with documentation regarding how to integrate your software with our existing, standards-compliant solution. The IAM Team will be available during this time to assist with troubleshooting the integration.

Available User Attributes

A list of potential attributes that can be sent to a service provider can be found by looking at the Person Attributes section of the TED Directory Schema and Data Attributes page.

Testing Your SAML Service Provider Installation

If you would like to test your Service Provider before integrating with The University of Texas at Austin, provides an Identity Provider to test against. Follow the instructions to test your Service Provider installation. Please note that this will only work for hosts that have publicly routable IP addresses.

Last updated November 6, 2015 @ 4:14 pm

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