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SAML configuration

Alfresco Desktop Sync users can authenticate through a SAML identity provider.
The following prerequisites are required:
  • Alfresco Content Services 6.2 or later
  • Identity Service 1.1 or later
  • Alfresco Desktop Sync for Mac or Windows 1.4 or later

Alfresco Sync Service supplies the default configuration set in the file directly to the Desktop Sync clients as users start the initial login.

See Setting up Desktop Sync (Windows) and Setting up Desktop Sync (Mac) for further details.

The Identity Service may be configured with multiple applications. If an application is created for Alfresco Desktop Sync, then specific configuration properties must be included in the sync/service-sync/config.yml file.

Property Example setting Description
identity-service.auth-server-url The base URL of the Identity Service.


The realm name configured in the Identity Service for Alfresco applications.


The OAuth2 Client ID set up in the Identity Service for Alfresco Desktop Sync. Each application has a Client ID that's used to identify the application. The client needs to exist underneath the realm set for identity-service.realm.
identity-service.credentials.secret   The secret key for this client if the access type is not set to public.

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