ADFS SAML Configuration

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ADFS SAML Configuration

L1 Bithead

Hi all


I need help to configure ADFS SAML with global-protect.

i have successfully imported the metadata.xml from adfs into palo.

But now i can't export the metadata from paloalto. 


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Whats the correct identifiers and endpoints urls for global-contect clientless? I have no idea, what i must configure in adfs. 

Can anyone help?

I use panos 8.0








L1 Bithead

I solved the issue with the cli and now i have a connection from adfs to palo. But i can't login with adfs to palo alto. Has anyone experience with adfs -> saml palo alto?
i don't know what username attribute i must use for saml.


I created this rule in the adfs:

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Palo Alto Saml Profile:

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Could anyone help me?





While I have not set this up before, I am familiure with ldap. For the User attriobute, have you tried sAMAccountName?



Yes, i tested with sAMAccountName but it doesn't work. Login failed.


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If you havent already, I would recommend opening a support ticket.

Yes, i think i must open a ticket for this case. Thanks for your help.


Looking at the transforms in ADFS that are populating your SAML Response, you probably want to use NameID as the username attribute in your configuration on the PAN-OS side. 





L0 Member

Hi Benjamin,


Did you ever get this sorted out.   What was the trick?


Regards, Malcolm

Hi Malcolm


No, it doesn't work. 

I will spend more time in this task in 2-3 weeks.

It's not a high prio task for us. 


regards, Benjamin

L2 Linker

Hi @benjaminsutter


i would please like to know whether you were able to solve this problem

as am now facing the same Issue with SAML and AD FS (Login Retry)


I think the piece that is actually missing are Username Attribute and User group Attribute.


What parameters did you use for Username Attribute and User group Attribute?


I will deeply appreciate any hints on this matter.



kind regards,



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