Wallaroo SSO for Amazon Web Services

Enable SSO authentication to Wallaroo from AWS

Organizations can use Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an identity provider for single sign-on (SSO) logins for users with Wallaroo Enterprise.

To enable AWS as an authentication provider to a Wallaroo instance:

  • Create the Wallaroo AWS SAML Identity Provider
  • Create the AWS Credentials
  • Add the AWS Credentials to Wallaroo
  • Verify the Login


How to Access the User Authentication Service

Most user administration features are performed by admins through the Platform Admin Dashboard.

Additional settings are available by directly access the Wallaroo Administrative Service known as keycloak. This requires the following:

  1. A user credential with administrative access. If for some reason no user with administrative access is available, the default admin user and credentials are retrieved by a user with kubectl and administrative access to the cluster with the following.

    • Retrieve Keycloak Admin Username

      kubectl -n wallaroo \
      get secret keycloak-admin-secret \
      -o go-template='{{.data.KEYCLOAK_ADMIN_USER | base64decode }}'
    • Retrieve Keycloak Admin Password

      kubectl -n wallaroo \
      get secret keycloak-admin-secret \
      -o go-template='{{.data.KEYCLOAK_ADMIN_PASSWORD | base64decode }}'
  2. Access the user administrative service through the url https://keycloak.$WALLAROO_SUFFIX. For example, if the $WALLAROO_SUFFIX is wallaroo.example.com, the administrative access controls are access through https://keycloak.wallaroo.example.com.

Create the Wallaroo AWS SAML Identity Provider

Using AWS as a single sign-on identity provider within Wallaroo requires access to the Wallaroo instance’s Administrative service. This process will require both the IAM Identity Center and Wallaroo Administrative service be available at the same time to copy information between the two. When starting this process, do not close the Wallaroo Administrative service browser window or the AWS IAM Identity Center without completing all of the steps until Verify the Login.

Add the AWS Identity Provider

  1. From the Wallaroo Administrative Service, select Administration Console.

  2. From the left navigation panel, select Identity Providers.

  3. Select Add provider and select SAML v2.0.

    Select SAML 2.0
  4. Enter the following:

    1. Alias ID: This will be the internal ID of the identity provider. It also sets the Redirect URI used in later steps.
    2. Display Name: The name displayed for users to use in authenticating.
  5. Save the following information:

    1. Redirect URI: This is determined by the Wallaroo DNS Prefix, Wallaroo DNS Suffix, and the Alias ID in the format $PREFIX.keycloak.$SUFFIX/auth/realms/master/broker/$ALIASID/endpoint. For example, playful-wombat-5555.keycloak.wallaroo.example/auth/realms/master/broker/aws/endpoint.
    2. Service Provider Entry ID: This is in the format $PREFIX.keycloak.$SUFFIX/auth/realms/master. For example: playful-wombat-5555.keycloak.wallaroo.example/auth/realms/master.

Create the AWS Credentials

The next step is creating the AWS credentials, and requires access to the organization’s Amazon IAM Identity Center.

  1. From the AWS console, select the IAM Identity Center.

    Select AWS IAM Identity Center
  2. From the IAM Identity Center Dashboard, select Applications then Add application.

    Select Add Application
  3. Select Custom application->Add custom SAML 2.0 application, then select Next.

    Select Custom Applications
  4. Enter the following:

    1. Display name: AWS or something similar depending on your organization’s requirements.
    2. Application metadata:
      1. Application ACS URL: Enter the Redirect URI from [Create the Wallaroo AWS SAML Identity Provider].(#create-the-wallaroo-aws-saml-identity-provider).
      2. Application SAML audience: Enter the Service Provider Entry ID from [Create the Wallaroo AWS SAML Identity Provider].
  5. Select the IAM Identity Center SAML metadata file and copy the URL. Store this for the step [Add AWS Credentials to Wallaroo](#add-aws-credentials-to-wallaroo(#add-aws-credentials-to-wallaroo).

  6. Select Submit.

  7. From the new application, select Actions->Edit attribute mappings.

    Select Edit attribute mappings
  8. Enter the following:

    Map Attributes
    1. Subject (default entry): Set to ${user:email}, with the Format emailAddress.
    2. Select Add new attribute mapping and set it to email, mapped to ${user:email}, with the Format emailAddress.
  9. Select Save Changes to complete mapping the attributes.

  10. From the IAM Identity Center Dashboard, select Users. From here, add or select the users or groups that will have access to the Wallaroo instance then select Assign Users.

    Add or Select IAM Users

Add AWS Credentials to Wallaroo

Return to the Wallaroo Keycloak service and the new Identity Provider from Create the Wallaroo AWS SAML Identity Provider.

  1. In Import External IDP Config->Import from URL, enter the IAM Identity Center SAML metadata file saved from Create the AWS Credentials in the field Service Provider Entity ID.

  2. Select Import.

    Import AWS Settings
  3. Once the AWS SAMl settings are imported, select Save to store the identity provider.

Verify the Login

Once complete, log out of the Wallaroo instance and go back into the login screen. With the usual username and password screen should also be a AWS link at the bottom or whatever name was set for the identity provider. Select that link to login.

Login via AWS

Login to the IAM Application created in Create the AWS Credentials. The first time a user logs in they will be required to add their first and last name. After this, logins will happen as long as the user is logged into the AWS IAM application without submitting any further information.