Windows Single Sign on SAML 2.0 for Athena Control Center and Weapons Detection System

Modified on Wed, 23 Nov 2022 at 11:19 AM

This guide will show you how to use Microsoft SSO with Athena Control Center for Athena Weapons Detection System.

SAML v2.0 helps Athena Security share, or federate identities and services, without having to manage the identities or credentials themselves. The credentials are managed by a single entity (your company), known as the identity provider. The services are provided by service providers (Athena Security). Both providers are configured to trust one another.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) v2.0 is a standard that enables users to access multiple services using only a single set of credentials. The services may be provided by different organizations, using multiple domains. In summary, SAML v2.0 provides cross-domain single sign-on (CDSSO).

For more information, see Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) v2.0.

IDP configuration:

Active Directory Federation Services :

Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

We will use Windows Server 2019.

Reference Guide.

- SSL part. (*

- Generate key and cert file on windows server for IDP and SDP sign and encrpytion

on current server, created saml.key and saml.cert. they are generated from Certification Authority. 

Should be EnterPrise option on Certification Authority installtion.

Please follow attached document for more detailed how to connect your windows domain to Athena Security's Weapons Detection System control center.  Athena will allow you to use any domain you like to connect your users to Athena Control Center using SAML 2.0.

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