Cloud Portal OIDC Federation with Okta Identity Provider

Business Problem

Your organization requires a seamless and secure access management solution for users accessing the Cloud Portal. The goal is to enable users to utilize their corporate user account credentials for authentication into the Cloud Portal while facilitating account management and setup processes. To achieve this, integration with Okta’s Identity Provider is sought to implement Single Sign-On (SSO) and manage corporate user accounts using the OIDC (OpenID Connect) federation protocol.



Difficulty: Medium
Estimated completion time: 30 Minutes

Infor Cloud (specifically inforSTS or Infor Security Token Service) offers the possibility of federation with the Okta Identity Provider. This integration allows access to corporate user accounts and facilitates Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality for accessing the Infor Cloud Portal and associated enterprise applications. Infor’s support for the OIDC (OpenID Connect) protocol aligns seamlessly with Okta’s Identity Provider federations. Additionally, the Cloud portal streamlines user provisioning through the SCIM (System for Cross-domain Identity Management) interface, with compatibility ensured with the Okta identity provider’s SCIM capabilities.

IFS Federated Security and the Federation Hub handles the Cloud’s Federation between Cloud Portal and Okta’s Identity Provider.

Business Objective

  1. Enhanced Security: Strengthening authentication mechanisms through OIDC (OpenID Connect) Federation with Okta’s Identity Provider bolsters security measures, mitigating risks associated with unauthorized access, data breaches, and cyber threats. By centralizing authentication processes and leveraging Okta’s robust security features, the organization can safeguard sensitive data and protect against potential vulnerabilities
  2. Improved User Experience: Simplifying authentication processes and providing a seamless login experience contributes to enhanced user satisfaction. By eliminating the need for multiple sets of credentials and reducing authentication barriers, users can navigate the Cloud Portal and associated applications more efficiently, leading to increased user adoption and engagement.
  3. Streamlined Access Management: The integration facilitates Single Sign-On (SSO) capabilities, enabling users to access the Cloud Portal and enterprise applications seamlessly using their corporate credentials. This streamlines access management processes, reduces password fatigue, and enhances user experience, ultimately boosting productivity and operational efficiency.

Interested in setting up Single Sign-On (SSO) using OIDC (OpenID Connect) protocol with Okta within Infor Federation Services and seeking guidance on the process:

In this video, we’ll walk you through the process of setting up OIDC (OpenID Connect) federation between the Infor Cloud Application and the Okta Identity provider. Once the configuration is complete, users will have the capability to log in to the Infor Cloud Applications and other federated applications using Okta’s authentication.

You are now equipped to configure authentication and establish federation between the Cloud Portal and Okta’s Identity provider (IdP).


Help documents on configuring the Okta OIDC Federation with Infor Cloud Portal.

Other Federated Security Configurations

For more information on identity provider federations and user provisioning setups, be sure to explore the Security and User Management with Infor Federation Services playlist. It offers extensive resources and valuable information on these subjects.