Samsara supports authentication with the Samsara Cloud using the following methods:
With standard authentication, you manually create administrative accounts in the Samsara dashboard by assigning a role and email address.
Samsara also supports the use of Google accounts with the Samsara dashboard. To use a Google account to log in to the dashboard you must first set up the user in the dashboard. Samsara sends an invitation to the Email with a link to log in. The user must click the link in the Email and choose Sign Up with Google Account. If you previously created the account but the user did not complete the sign-up process, you will need to remove the account and create it again.
If you would like to use SSO, please contact Support to enable the feature.
Single sign-on (SSO) enables you to use a single identity provider (IdP) to manage access to Samsara. Unlike standard authentication, users don't need to remember a separate password to manually log in to Samsara and can use their corporate login.
Because IT Admins manage sensitive login information through one IdP system, using SSO reduces the security risk footprint. You can manage federated identity using either Google Authentication or a third-party SSO provider (for example, Okta or Azure).
If you use Okta as your IdP, you can set authentication in Samsara to use your Okta user accounts.
Select the Settings icon ( ) at the bottom of your Fleet menu to view dashboard settings.
Select Single Sign-On.
Select New SAML Connection.
Enter the sign-in endpoint URL and x.509 certificate for your Okta. You can find this in the Okta Dashboard.
Save your settings.
Samsara supports integration with Azure. For instructions on integrating Azure as your IdP, see Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Samsara.