Operator users with super user permission can set up and configure Single Sign On (SSO) in SD-WAN Orchestrator. To setup SSO authentication for Operator user, perform the steps on this procedure.

To configure single sign on for an Operator user:


  • Ensure that you have the Operator super user permission.
  • Before setting up the SSO authentication in SD-WAN Orchestrator, make sure that you have set up roles, users, and OpenID connect (OIDC) application for SD-WAN Orchestrator in your preferred identity provider’s website. For more information, see Configure an IDP for Single Sign On.
Note: SSO integration at the Operator management level of a VMware hosted Orchestrator is reserved for the VMware SD-WAN TechOPS operators. Partners with Operator level access of a hosted orchestrator do not have the option to integrate to an SSO service.


  1. Log in to the SD-WAN Orchestrator application as Operator super user.
  2. Click Orchestrator Authentication.
    The Configure Authentication screen appears.
  3. From the Authentication Mode drop-down menu, select SSO.
  4. From the Identity Provider template drop-down menu, select your preferred Identity Provider (IDP) that you have configured for Single Sign On.
    Note: When you select VMwareCSP as your preferred IDP, ensure to provide your Organization ID in the following format: /csp/gateway/am/api/orgs/<full organization ID>.

    When you sign in to VMware CSP console, you can view the organization ID you are logged into by clicking on your username. A shortened version of the ID is displayed under the organization name. Click the ID to display the full organization ID.

    You can also manually configure your own IDPs by selecting Others from the Identity Provider template drop-down menu.
  5. In the OIDC well-known config URL text box, enter the OpenID Connect (OIDC) configuration URL for your IDP. For example, the URL format for Okta will be: https://{oauth-provider-url}/.well-known/openid-configuration
  6. The SD-WAN Orchestrator application auto-populates endpoint details such as Issuer, Authorization Endpoint, Token Endpoint, and User Information Endpoint for your IDP.
  7. In the Client Id text box, enter the client identifier provided by your IDP.
  8. In the Client Secret text box, enter the client secret code provided by your IDP, that is used by the client to exchange an authorization code for a token.
  9. To determine user’s role in SD-WAN Orchestrator, select one of the options:
    • Use Default Role – Allows user to configure a static role as default by using the Default Role text box that appears on selecting this option. The supported roles are: Operator Superuser, Operator Standard Admin, Operator Support, and Operator Business.
      Note: In an SSO configuration setup, if Use Default Role option is selected and a default user role is defined, then all the SSO user will be assigned the specified default role. Instead of assigning a user with the default role, an Operator Super User can pre-register a specific user as a Non-Native user and define a specific user role by using the Operator Users tab. To configure a new Operator User, see Create New Operator User.
    • Use Identity Provider Roles – Uses the roles set up in the IDP.
  10. On selecting the Use Identity Provider Roles option, in the Role Attribute text box, enter the name of the attribute set in the IDP to return roles.
  11. In the Role Map area, map the IDP-provided roles to each of the Operator user roles, separated by using commas.
    Roles in VMware CSP will follow this format: external/<service definition uuid>/<service role name mentioned during service template creation>.
  12. Update the allowed redirect URLs in OIDC provider website with SD-WAN Orchestrator URL (https://<vco>/login/ssologin/openidCallback).
  13. Click Save Changes to save the SSO configuration.
  14. Click Test Configuration to validate the specified OpenID Connect (OIDC) configuration.
    The user is navigated to the IDP website and allowed to enter the credentials. On IDP verification and successful redirect to SD-WAN Orchestrator test call back, a successful validation message appears.


The SSO authentication setup is complete in SD-WAN Orchestrator.

What to do next

Log in to SD-WAN Orchestrator using Single Sign On