How to setup SSO for Nutanix Frame
  • 23 Nov 2023
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How to setup SSO for Nutanix Frame

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Liquit Workspace certificate and IdP configuration

Create a Self signed certificate

First, we need a self-signed certificate to sign the SAML 2.0 message that the Liquit Workspace identity provider will issue.

  1. Navigate to Manage > System > Certificate and click enlarge Create in the table toolbar.
  2. In the Create certificate dialog box:
    • In Type, select Self signed and click Next.
    • In Overview, enter a description like “Certificate used for signing SAML messages” and click Next.
    • In Self signed, for the Common name field, the domain name does not need to be a valid one. A common name like "liquit-idp" should be sufficient in most situations. In the Days valid and Key size fields leave the default values.

Create a SAML 2.0 identity provider

Now we can create a new identity provider:

  1. Navigate to Manage > Authentication > Identity Providers and click enlarge Create in the table toolbar.

  2. In the Create identity provider dialog box:

    • In Type, select SAML 2.0 and click Next.
    • In Overview, give your SAML 2.0 IdP a name (e.g., SAML IDP, this name is only used within the Liquit Workspace UI) and a description and click Next.
    • In Summary, leave the checkbox Modify identity provider after creation selected and click Finish.
  3. In the new identity provider, navigate to the Settings screen.

  4. Under Certificate used for signing SAML messages select the self-signed certificate you previously created.

  5. Write down the Metadata URL as you will need it later, during the configuration of Nutanix Frame.

  6. Navigate to the Profiles screen and create a new profile.

  7. Create the following attributes in the new profile. Note that the values of all parameters are case-sensitive.


This attribute integrates Frame Logout with Liquit Workspace Logout.

TypeStatic Value
Name FormatUnspecified format
Friendly nameframe_logout_url
Value<workspace URL>/logout.html (e.g.,


TypeUser attribute
Name FormatCustom format
Name Format Uriurn:mace:dir:attribute-def:givenName
Friendly namegivenName
AttributeUser display name


TypeUser attribute
Name FormatUnspecified format
Friendly namegroups
AttributeUser membership


TypeUser attribute
Name FormatCustom format
Name Format Uriurn:mace:dir:attribute-def:mail
Friendly namemail
AttributeUser mail

Nutanix Frame configuration

Note within Frame you’ll see SAML2, it’s the same as the Liquit Workspace SAML 2.0.

Enable SAML2 Providers

  1. Enable SAML2 Providers by navigating to the Admin page and clicking on the vertical ellipsis at the right of the desired entity. Select Users from the popup menu that appears.

Unless there is a specific reason to do otherwise, adding the SAML2 Provider at the Customer level is best practice.

  1. Enable the SAML2 toggle under the Authentication tab.

  2. Once the setting is saved, the SAML2 Providers tab will appear where you can add a new SAML2 identity provider.


Create a SAML2 Provider

  1. In the SAML2 Providers, click Add SAML2 Provider.
  2. In the Add SAML2 Identity Provider that opens, configure the following:
    • Application Id: A unique URL like your Frame console URL. This value will be used by Liquit Workspace to identify the Frame web application
    • Auth provider metadata: Select URL and enter the Liquit Metadata URL you previously wrote down, at step 5 in the Create a SAML 2.0 identity provider section.
    • Integration Name: Your SAML2 Integration Name is a case-sensitive, URL-friendly, unique, and descriptive value that represents the integration between the Liquit Workspace SAML2 Identity Provider and Frame. Only letters, numbers, and the dash symbol are allowed. No spaces or punctuation are allowed. Write down this name as you will need it later.
    • Custom Label: leave it empty
    • Authentication token expiration: 8 hours
    • Signed response: Enable
    • Signed assertion: Disable
  3. Click Add.


Create a SAML2 Permission

  1. Navigate to the SAML2 Permissions tab and click Add permission for the provider you just configured.
  2. In the Create a SAML2 permission dialog box that opens, configure the following:
    • For provider: Select the Integration Name you entered at step 2, in Create a SAML2 Provider.
    • Allow access: Select When any condition is satisfied
    • Conditions: Insert Group contains Text and the name of the desired group. Note that Liquit Workspace has a default group called Everyone that contains all users and device within the Liquit System.
    • Grand roles: Select Launchpad User on Desktop or Applications


Create a Launchpad Launch link

  1. Navigate to Dashboard > open the Launchpad's settings menu > Advanced Integrations.
  2. In the Advanced Integrations dialog that opens, select the Nutanix SAML2 Identity Provider you previously created.
  3. Copy the Launch link and name of your app or desktop as you will need them later in Liquit Workspace when you create a launch link.

Liquit Workspace service provider configuration

  1. In Liquit Workspace. navigate to the identity provider you previously created and open it.

  2. Navigate to the Service providers screen and click enlarge Create service provider.

  3. In the dialog box that opens, configure the following:

    • In Type, select Import Service provider from Metadata and click Next.
    • In General, enter a name, select URL as the source and insert the Nutanix Frame Metadata URL from step 6 in
    • In Summary, leave the checkbox Modify service provider after creation selected and click Finish.
  4. In the Edit service provider dialog that opens, in the General tab, under Name identifier, next to the Attribute field, click on the browse button browse-icon-1x


  1. In the Edit attribute dialog box that opens, select:
    • Type: User attribute
    • Attribute: User mail
  2. Click Confirm.

Now your SAML 2.0 integration with Nutanix Frame is completed.

Create a Launch link type Liquit Workspace Package

  1. Navigate to Manage > Workspace > Packages and click enlarge Create in the table toolbar.
  2. In the Create package dialog box that opens:
    • In Type, select Web application and click Next.
    • In Web, insert the Launchpad URI you previously copied at step 3 of the Create a Launchpad Launch link section, and click Next.
    • In Overview, insert the Launchpad Name in the Name field and click Next.
    • In Entitlements, assign the desired identities and click Next.
    • In Summary, click Finish to create the package.

Further reading

Nutanix Frame documentation

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