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SSL VPN with FortiAuthenticator as a SAML IdP

A FortiGate can act as a SAML service provider (SP) that requests authentication from a FortiAuthenticator, which acts as a SAML identity provider (IdP). The FortiAuthenticator connects to the Windows AD using LDAP to authenticate user requests. The FortiAuthenticator also acts as a root CA to sign certificates for the SP, IdP, and SSL VPN portal.

For a detailed example configuration, see the FortiGate SSL VPN with FortiAuthenticator as SAML IdP section in the FortiAuthenticator Cookbook.

A FortiGate can act as a SAML service provider (SP) that requests authentication from a FortiAuthenticator, which acts as a SAML identity provider (IdP). The FortiAuthenticator connects to the Windows AD using LDAP to authenticate user requests. The FortiAuthenticator also acts as a root CA to sign certificates for the SP, IdP, and SSL VPN portal.

For a detailed example configuration, see the FortiGate SSL VPN with FortiAuthenticator as SAML IdP section in the FortiAuthenticator Cookbook.