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Configure Azure AD SAML SSO

Learn how to configure SSO with Azure Active Directory SAML.

Available on:Enterprise plan

Follow these steps to configure SAML SSO with Azure Active Directory for your Retool instance.

1. Set your Entity ID in Retool

By default, Retool uses the Entity ID https://tryretool.com.

2. Create an Azure Active Directory Enterprise application

In the Azure Active Directory admin center, add a new Enterprise application. Retool is not listed in the Azure AD Gallery, so you must select Create your own application.

Name the application “Retool” and select Integrate any other application you don’t find in the gallery (Non-gallery).

3. Assign users to the Retool application in Azure

For users to access Retool using Azure Active Directory SSO, they must:

  • Be assigned to the application
  • Have a First Name, Last Name, User Principal Name, and Email defined on their profile

Assign users to the Retool application and confirm their required attributes in the Azure Active Directory admin center.

4. Configure SAML settings in Azure

In the Azure Active Directory admin center, select the Retool Enterprise application. Set up single sign on for the Retool application, selecting SAML as the sign-on method. Use the following SAML settings, replacing yourcompany.com with your domain. Leave Relay state and Logout URL blank.

SettingValue
Identifier (Entity ID)retool.yourcompany.com
Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL)On Retool Cloud, https://your-company.retool.com/api/saml/login. On self-hosted Retool, https://retool.your-company.com/saml/login.
Sign on URLOn Retool Cloud, https://your-company.retool.com/api/saml/login. On self-hosted Retool, https://retool.your-company.com/saml/login.

Set the following attributes and claims.

SettingValue
Unique User Identifier (Name ID)user.mail
firstNameuser.givenname
lastNameuser.surname
emailuser.userprincipalname

You must also edit each claim and clear the value for the Namespace field.

5. Import Azure Federation Metadata into Retool

On the same page you configured SAML settings in the Azure Active Directory admin center, download the Federation Metadata XML file (listed under the SAML Signing Certificate).

Open the XML file in a code editor and copy the contents to your clipboard.

  • Self-hosted Retool: Go to Settings > Advanced.
  • Retool Cloud: Go to Settings > Single Sign-On (SSO), select SAML SSO, and paste the XML file contents to the Identity Provider Metadata field.

6. Test the integration

Navigate to the /auth/login page for your Retool instance and click Sign in with SSO. Retool redirects you to login.microsoft.com where you are prompted for credentials.

After entering credentials for a user who is assigned to the Retool app in Azure, you are redirected back to Retool and logged into the instance.