What is Single Sign-On?
Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.
HackerRank for Work supports the option of SSO authentication to provide a seamless sign-on experience to users. SSO integration with HackerRank is a step towards enterprise readiness to provide easy and adequate access for larger teams without the added burden of managing login credentials.
Enabling Single Sign-On(SSO) for user authentication:
Prerequisites: You must have an active HackerRank for Work account with company admin access.
Access the Settings page of your HackerRank for Work account (HRW) and click on Single Sign-On.
The Single Sign-On configuration on HRW is a two-step process that includes
- In this step, copy the SSO Unique ID (refer to below screenshot) and add it to your Identity Provider app (eg: Okta, OneLogin, etc) to allow you to generate the metadata XML file.
- Once the metadata XML file is generated, click on “Upload Metadata” and upload the file. Once uploaded, you will be able to see the metadata URL.
- In the Enable SSO step, copy the URL that got generated on uploading the metadata XML file to an incognito browser window for testing. You should be able to see your IDP sign-in page. Sign in and confirm that you are taken back to HackerRank.
- Enable SSO for all users of the organization by clicking “Enable SSO.” Going forward, all users will be forced to sign in through the Identity Provider Login page.
- You can disable the SSO setup for your company, anytime, by clicking on the ‘Disable SSO’ button highlighted in red.
Points to Note:
- With the activation of SSO, new users from your company will no longer receive the welcome email to set their password.
- Once SSO is enabled, HRW accounts for all new users within your organization will be automatically activated and entering the correct username/email will automatically redirect them to an SSO login.
- You cannot reset your HackerRank password when SSO is enabled. Instead, manage your password in your identity provider app (IDP).