SSO using PingOne (PingIdentity) in Anypoint Platform


In this tutorial we will demonstrate how can we Implement SSO using PingOne(PingIdentity) External Identity Provider for Mulesoft Anypoint Platform

First we will explain about the terminology used to implement SSO

  • SSO: Single sign-on (SSO) allows users to sign on to all their applications and services with one set of credentials. It gives employees and customers secure, one-click access from anywhere, on any device, and it reduces the number of separate accounts and passwords they need to manage.
  • Identity Management: You can configure the identity management in mulesoft anypoint platform to setup users for single sing-on(SSO), there are couple of standard for single sign-on.
  • SAML: Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an XML-based open-standard that provides authentication between an IdP and a service provider. It is one of the major authentication protocols used today and one of the first to be used for federated access.
  • Open Id: OpenID Connect (OIDC) is an authentication protocol, which introduces an identity layer on top of the authorization framework: OAuth 2.0. In in a way, it is an extension of OAuth 2.0. OIDC is a fully developed protocol for both authentication and authorization, making heavy use of JSON security tokens (JSON web token) to communicate user attributes between the service provider and the IdP.

There are below identity providers which supports both Open ID and SAML 2.0

  • PingFederate (versions: 6, 7, 8), PingOne
  • OpenAM (version: 14)
  • Okta
  • Salesforce

PingOne: PingOne for Enterprise delivers one-click access for any user, to any application, on any device. It’s the simple and fast way to provide single sign-on (SSO) to an unlimited number of applications, it is alternative to ping federate and currently most of the companies are using Ping One for external identity provider

First step is to configure the External Identity Provider as ping one

Complete the registration for ping identity on below URL

Activate the account once we get the activation email in registered email

Login into ping identity URL, and configure the repository(this is the first step to configure the SSO)


We will choose P1(PingOne) which is native cloud directory offers centralized administration and self service user registration, click on P1


Click on Next


Configure the attributes


Add the user which will be added as part of Anypoint platform and used to login in to Anypoint platform

Here we will configure the User Name and Password with Email


After user has created for PingOne, configure the application for SSO


Click on new SAML application


Configure the next step

Configure the below parameters



  • Primary Certificate for SLO – Download the certificate from below URL and import the same



Add the Application attributes


Add the group access


Review all steps configured


Download the SAML Metadata file for further use to configure the SAML In identity Provider in anypoint platform

Configuration is completed and the application is active

Implement SSO Using PingOne (PingIdentity) External Identity Provider


Next step is to configure the SAML in anypoint platform

Login into Anypoint platform-> click on identity provider->SAML 2.0


Import the download file as IDP Metadata(as mentioned in previous step) all the entries will be filled automatically


Provide the Audience (


Click on Create, Identity provider is configured successfully and enabled


If you configure your identity provider to handle user information assertion, users must log into Anypoint Platform using the following URL:{your_org_domain}

login in to below url with correct domain name(Please see the Organization Configuration to check domain Name)


It will redirect to identity provider and ask you to change the password, complete the below steps

Implement SSO Using PingOne (PingIdentity) External Identity Provider


Provide the username and password

Implement SSO Using PingOne (PingIdentity) External Identity Provider


User will be redirected to Anypoint platform, you can see below it is login with john.k as user name under Mulesy organization

Implement SSO Using PingOne (PingIdentity) External Identity Provider


We can also see user is provisioned as john.k under Anypoint platform which would only be visible to organization admin

Implement SSO Using PingOne (PingIdentity) External Identity Provider




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Shani Jaiswal
Shani Jaiswal
1 year ago

Simple and detailed explanation . Was able to make it work in a single shot without any issues.

Last edited 1 year ago by Shani Jaiswal
1 year ago

Very well done! *claps*

Excellent tutorials, slick explanation.