Spinnaker supports using SAML for authorization with certain conditions.

The SAML use case is a special one - it’s the only one where a user’s roles cannot be dynamically updated. This is because the user’s roles are sent in the initial authentication handshake between Gate and the SAML Identity Provider (IdP).

IdP Setup

To enable SAML roles, configure your IdP to include group membership in the assertion (not covered - some providers may not offer this option). By default, Gate looks for the memberOf attribute statement, but this can be reconfigured in Gate’s settings.

When Fiat is enabled, SAML groups are automatically pushed to Fiat upon user login and cannot be updated until the user needs to reauthenticate.

Configure with Halyard

SAML roles are automatically pushed to Fiat, so no further configuration is needed.


Last modified August 28, 2020: fix ordering to match current site (4ca0bf9)