Authentication Gateway

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Authentication Gateway is a web application that runs in Internet Information Services (IIS), which extends the user authentication capabilities of the Blue Prism platform by providing connectivity to external identity providers using OpenID Connect. These may include vendors such as Azure Active Directory, Okta, OneLogin and others.

It is only supported for use with Blue Prism deployments that are configured with multi-authentication environments from Blue Prism 6.10 and onwards.

Natively, Authentication Gateway uses OpenID Connect (OIDC) to integrate with identity providers; additionally the option to use SAML 2.0 is provided via a separately licensed extension available from the Digital Exchange.

This guide provides guidance on the steps to follow when installing and configuring Authentication Gateway. A number of more advanced topics are also included within this guide to provide information on troubleshooting installations and configuring advanced settings.

If further assistance is required whilst following this document, please contact your Blue Prism Account Manager or Technical Support - [email protected].

Related documents

Please refer to the following related documents:

Installation overview

  • Configure the prerequisites
  • Download and run the installer
  • Configure the IIS settings
  • Apply certificates (JWT, SSL, and configuration encryption)
  • Configure the Authentication Gateway database
  • Configure the Blue Prism database
  • Complete and verify the installation

Typical deployment

The diagram below describes the typical deployment of Authentication Gateway and the relationships between the different components it is interacting with during and post installation.