SAML Authentication using IdP

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SAML Authentication using IdP

Post by carbonman » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:57 am

I am trying to configure my AWS to use Auth0 as the IdP, but I'm struggling to get OpenVPN to authenticate using my browser to read the credentials.

From my understanding, I get AWS to trust Auth0 as the IdP (which is what I've done), and all I need to get now, is OpenVPN to redirect me to the login page of Auth0 to read my creds - how do I accomplish that?

I've followed these guides: ... saml/52984
and ... with-saml/

Any help will be highly appreciated.

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Re: SAML Authentication using IdP

Post by RNHurt » Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:07 am

I wonder if we are having the same problems. I'm trying to get OpenVPN Connect working with my AWS SSO ClienVPN solution but it's failing with an unknown option: "auth-federate".

Have you tried to use the native AWS VPN Client instead of OpenVPN Connect? If not, you might want to get that working first before trying the OpenVPN Connect client.


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Re: SAML Authentication using IdP

Post by openvpn_inc » Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:07 pm

Hello carbonman and RNHurt,

Amazon AWS have created their own client that does their own implementation of SSO. If you have problems with an Amazon AWS solution it is best to contact them about it.

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