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SAML Jackson: Open Source Enterprise SSO And Directory Sync

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SAML Jackson bridges or proxies a SAML login flow to OAuth 2.0 or OpenID Connect, abstracting away all the complexities of the SAML protocol. It also supports Directory Sync via the SCIM 2.0 protocol for automatic user and group provisioning/de-provisioning.

We now also support OpenID Connect providers.

A quick demo of the admin portal without sound to show an overview of what to expect. It shows features such as SSO, the ability to set up SSO connections, Setup Links, Directory sync, and more

Directory Sync

SAML Jackson also supports Directory Sync based on the SCIM 2.0 protocol.

Directory sync helps organizations automate the provisioning and de-provisioning of their users. As a result, it streamlines the user lifecycle management process by saving valuable organizational hours, creating a single truth source of the user identity data, and facilitating them to keep the data secure.

For complete documentation, visit

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🚀 Getting Started with SAML Jackson

There are two ways to integrate SAML Jackson into an application. Depending on your use case, you can choose either of them.

  1. As a separate service (Next.js application) This includes an admin portal out of the box for managing SSO and Directory Sync connections.
  2. NPM library as an embedded library in your application.

Try A Demo

Deploying SAML Jackson as a separate service locally

Let's get you to Hello SAML Jackson in no time.


  • Node.js at version 18.14.2 or higher

It is generally a good idea to install and maintain Node.js versions using a version manager like nvm or nvs on Windows. More information is available here.

Clone the repository

git clone
cd jackson

Install dependencies

npm i

Setup environment variables

Create a .env from the existing .env.example file in the root of the project.

cp .env.example .env

Environment variable documentation: Have a look at for all of the available environment variables.


For the rest of the setup, we will use a PostgreSQL database. The easiest way to get PostgreSQL up and running on macOS is by using You can download it from

For other operating systems and alternative options for MacOS, please see the documentation available on the Prisma website.

Start the development server

Now that we have our database running we can start the development server. But before we do, we need a way to log into the admin portal.

To log in to the admin portal we either need to configure magic links, or enable username and password login. The easiest one, and the one we will use, is to enable username and password login.

In your .env find the NEXTAUTH_ADMIN_CREDENTIALS environment variable. We need to provide an email:password combination that we can then use to log in to the admin portal. For example:

Now we can start the development server:

npm run dev

Open http://localhost:5225 in your browser and you should be redirected to the login screen.

At the login screen, you can now use the username and password you set in the NEXTAUTH_ADMIN_CREDENTIALS environment variable to log in. Click "Sign In" and you should be logged in and see the SSO Connections page with no configured connections. We have reached Hello SAML Jackson!


For the full documentation, visit

Easy Cloud Deployment

Deploy SAML Jackson to the cloud with a single click using the following providers:

Deploy with Vercel Deploy


End-to-End (E2E) tests

Create a .env.test.local file and populate the values. To execute the tests run:

npm run test:e2e

About BoxyHQ

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BoxyHQ is on a mission to democratize enterprise readiness for developers one building block at a time. We are building a suite of security building blocks that are easy to use and integrate into your applications. Our goal is to make being enterprise-ready accessible to all developers, founders, and those responsible for the security of their internal applications regardless of their security expertise.

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Community is core to our mission. We are building a community of developers, security enthusiasts, and founders who are passionate about security and building secure applications. We are building in the open and would love for you to join us on this journey.

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Security And Observability


We support first-class observability on the back of OpenTelemetry, refer here for more details.

SBOM Reports (Software Bill Of Materials)

We support SBOM reports, refer here for more details.

Container Signing and Verification

We support container image verification using cosign, refer here for more details.

🛡️ Reporting Security Issues

Responsible Disclosure


Thank you for your interest in contributing to SAML Jackson! We are excited to welcome contributions from the community. Please refer to our contributing guidelines for more information.

💫 Support

Reach out to the maintainers at one of the following places:

📌 License

Apache 2.0 License