This document will provide the information you'll need to successfully set up a Single Sign-On (SSO) with Pathable's applications, using one of our integrated identity providers. The available providers in the table below all use OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, or SAML, which are the industry-standard protocols.
Side note: This document does not explain the details around OAuth. If you are interested in learning more about OAuth, we recommend this explanation: https://aaronparecki.com/oauth-2-simplified/.
Community Brands Products
Pathable is part of Community Brands Events Group and as part of that, we have been improving the authentication process between our brands to provide you the best event experience. Currently, it's possible to use the following products as identify providers in Pathable's app:
- NetForum Pro
- ConfigIO - Using the OpenID Connect protocol
Identity Providers Available in the Pathable Platform
|SSO Provider||Can Admins Use this service to sign in to the Dashboard?||Can attendees use this service to sign in to the event?||Notes|
|Microsoft Azure AD||YES||YES||Click here for configuration details|
|iMIS||NO||YES||Click here for configuration details|
|OpenID Connect (OIDC)||NO||
*Custom SSO integration for a specific client
How to Enable SSO with an Identity Provider
To use SSO for your event, first ask your IM to enable it for you. After that, you'll be able to see a new SSO option under Administration>Settings>API>SSO that will allow you to choose your intended identity provider. Each provider will display its own set of fields to set up the SSO configuration and slightly customize your user's login experience.
What if my provider is not on the list?
If your provider is not yet on our list, or you have an internal sign-on method for your organization that you'd like to use for sign-on purposes, please refer to the section below titled Pathable Custom SSO, which describes an SSO strategy that is similar to OAuth and can be integrated with any provider. If you'd like to use the Custom SSO, please reach out to your IM to discuss the next steps.
Pathable Custom SSO
The Pathable Custom SSO is an authentication strategy similar to OAuth, implemented to support third-party systems that are not yet specifically supported or don't work with OAuth. A thorough explanation of how the Pathable Custom SSO system works, and how to enable it, is available here: Pathable Custom Single Sign-On (SSO).