AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS SSO) Integration Guide for N2F Expense reports


This document helps you configure IAM Identity Center to facilitate single sign-on (SSO) for N2F Expense reports using SAML.



You’ll need the following to set up SSO access to N2F Expense reports:

Setup instructions

  1. On the Configure page, in the Details section, fill in the Display name and the Description (optional) of the application.


We suggest that you choose a unique display name if you plan to have more than one of the same application.

  1. Login to your N2F Expense reports account as an administrator.

  2. Click on the Settings and choose Advanced Settings from the top of the screen.

  3. Select Account Settings option from the left side menu.

  4. Under Account Settings choose Authentication and add new authentication method by Add authentication method.

  5. For the field Name, provide a friendly name, which help you identify the ientity provider.

  6. For the field Entity ID paste the IAM Identity Center sign-in URL.

  1. Click Create to save the SAML configuration of Identity provider.

  2. For field Metadata URL paste IAM Identity Center SAML Metadata.

  1. Click save to add the authentication mechanism.

  2. Go back to the IAM Identity Center console page where you are configuring the Application.

  3. Under Application metadata, choose If you don't have a metadata file, you can manually type your metadata values. to display the application metadata settings.

  4. Insert the following values:

Field Value of the N2F Expense reports property
Application ACS URL
Application SAML audience
  1. Choose Save Changes.

  2. Assign a user to the application in IAM Identity Center.


Use the following sections to verify the SSO integration.


Ensure that the user performing the verification is logged out of both IAM Identity Center and the application before performing the steps in each section.

Verifying SSO from IAM Identity Center

  1. Access the AWS access portal using the credentials of a user assigned to the N2F Expense reports application.

  2. In the list of applications, choose N2F Expense reports to initiate a login to N2F Expense reports.

  3. If login was successful you will be signed-in to the N2F Expense reports account.


If sign in was not successful, please see the troubleshooting steps.

Verifying Service Provider Initiated SSO from N2F Expense reports

  1. Access

  2. Choose login with SAML / SSO login. You will be redirected to SSO user portal.

  3. Type the credentials of a user assigned to the application in the IAM Identity Center console.

  4. Choose Sign In.

  5. On the N2F Expense reports home page, verify that both N2F Expense reports and IAM Identity Center are logged in with the same user.


If sign in was not successful, please see the troubleshooting steps.


Error Issue Solution
Other When IAM Identity Center creates a SAML Assertion for a user, it uses the value of the 'email' field (if they are present) from the connected directory to populate the 'Email' in the SAML assertion. Many service providers expect these attributes to contain the user’s email address. By default your directory is configured to send 'windowsUPN' in both fields. Your directory may be configured to contain the users email in the 'Email' attribute instead. If so, you may need to change this in your Connected directory settings.

For general troubleshooting problems, please refer to Troubleshooting Guide.

User Provisioning Types

There are two user provisioning you need to aware of: