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Configure SSO for TiDB Dashboard

TiDB Dashboard supports OIDC-based Single Sign-On (SSO). After enabling the SSO feature of TiDB Dashboard, the configured SSO service is used for your sign-in authentication and then you can access TiDB Dashboard without entering the SQL user password.

Configure OIDC SSO

Note:

This feature is available only in v5.0.4 or a later version.

Enable SSO

  1. Sign into TiDB Dashboard.

  2. Click the username in the left sidebar to access the configuration page.

  3. In the Single Sign-On section, select Enable to use SSO when sign into TiDB Dashboard.

  4. Fill the OIDC Client ID and the OIDC Discovery URL fields in the form.

    Generally, you can obtain the two fields from the SSO service provider:

    • OIDC Client ID is also called OIDC Token Issuer.
    • OIDC Discovery URL is also called OIDC Token Audience.
  5. Click Authorize Impersonation and input the SQL password.

    TiDB Dashboard will store this SQL password and use it to impersonate a normal SQL sign-in after an SSO sign-in is finished.

    Sample Step

    Note:

    The password you have entered will be encrypted and stored. The SSO sign-in will fail after the password of the SQL user is changed. In this case, you can re-enter the password to bring SSO back.

  6. Click Authorize and Save.

    Sample Step

  7. Click Update (Update) to save the configuration.

    Sample Step

Now SSO sign-in has been enabled for TiDB Dashboard.

Note:

For security reasons, some SSO services require additional configuration for the SSO service, such as the trusted sign-in and sign-out URIs. Refer to the documentation of the SSO service for further information.

Disable SSO

You can disable the SSO, which will completely erase the stored SQL password:

  1. Sign into TiDB Dashboard.

  2. Click the username in the left sidebar to access the configuration page.

  3. In the Single Sign-On section, deselect Enable to use SSO when sign into TiDB Dashboard.

  4. Click Update (Update) to save the configuration.

    Sample Step

Re-enter the password after a password change

The SSO sign-in will fail once the password of the SQL user is changed. In this case, you can bring back the SSO sign-in by re-entering the SQL password:

  1. Sign into TiDB Dashboard.

  2. Click the username in the left sidebar to access the configuration page.

  3. In the Single Sign-On section, Click Authorize Impersonation and input the updated SQL password.

    Sample Step

  4. Click Authorize and Save.

Sign in via SSO

Once SSO is configured for TiDB Dashboard, you can sign in via SSO by taking following steps:

  1. In the sign-in page of TiDB Dashboard, click Sign in via Company Account.

    Sample Step

  2. Sign into the system with SSO service configured.

  3. You are redirected back to TiDB Dashboard to finish the sign-in.

Example 1: Use Okta for TiDB Dashboard SSO sign-in

Okta is an OIDC SSO identity service, which is compatible with the SSO feature of TiDB Dashboard. The steps below demonstrate how to configure Okta and TiDB Dashboard so that Okta can be used as the TiDB Dashboard SSO provider.

Step 1: Configure Okta

First, create an Okta Application Integration to integrate SSO.

  1. Access the Okta administration site.

  2. Navigate from the left sidebar Applications > Applications.

  3. Click Create App Integration.

    Sample Step

  4. In the poped up dialog, choose OIDC - OpenID Connect in Sign-in method.

  5. Choose Single-Page Application in Application Type.

  6. Click the Next button.

    Sample Step

  7. Fill Sign-in redirect URIs as follows:

    http://DASHBOARD_IP:PORT/dashboard/?sso_callback=1

    Substitute DASHBOARD_IP:PORT with the actual domain (or IP address) and port that you use to access the TiDB Dashboard in the browser.

  8. Fill Sign-out redirect URIs as follows:

    http://DASHBOARD_IP:PORT/dashboard/

    Similarly, substitute DASHBOARD_IP:PORT with the actual domain (or IP address) and port.

    Sample Step

  9. Configure what type of users in your organization is allowed for SSO sign-in in the Assignments field, and then click Save to save the configuration.

    Sample Step

Step 2: Obtain OIDC information and fill in TiDB Dashboard

  1. In the Application Integration just created in Okta, click Sign On.

    Sample Step 1

  2. Copy values of the Issuer and Audience fields from the OpenID Connect ID Token section.

    Sample Step 2

  3. Open the TiDB Dashboard configuration page, fill OIDC Client ID with Issuer obtained from the last step and fill OIDC Discovery URL with Audience. Then finish the authorization and save the configuration. For example:

    Sample Step 3

Now TiDB Dashboard has been configured to use Okta SSO for sign-in.

Example 2: Use Auth0 for TiDB Dashboard SSO sign-in

Similar to Okta, Auth0 also provides OIDC SSO identity service. The following steps describe how to configure Auth0 and TiDB Dashboard so that Auth0 can be used as the TiDB Dashboard SSO provider.

Step 1: Configure Auth0

  1. Access the Auth0 administration site.

  2. Navigate on the left sidebar Applications > Applications.

  3. Click Create App Integration.

    Create Application

    In the popped-up dialog, fill Name, for example, "TiDB Dashboard". Choose Single Page Web Applications in Choose an application type. Click Create.

  4. Click Settings.

    Settings

  5. Fill Allowed Callback URLs as follows:

    http://DASHBOARD_IP:PORT/dashboard/?sso_callback=1

    Replace DASHBOARD_IP:PORT with the actual domain (or IP address) and port that you use to access the TiDB Dashboard in your browser.

  6. Fill Allowed Logout URLs as follows:

    http://DASHBOARD_IP:PORT/dashboard/

    Similarly, replace DASHBOARD_IP:PORT with the actual domain (or IP address) and port.

    Settings

  7. Keep the default values for other settings and click Save Changes.

Step 2: Obtain OIDC information and fill in TiDB Dashboard

  1. Fill OIDC Client ID of TiDB Dashboard with Client ID in Basic Information under the Settings tab of Auth0.

  2. Fill OIDC Discovery URL with the Domain field value prefixed with https:// and suffixed with /, for example, https://example.us.auth0.com/. Complete authorization and save the configuration.

    Settings

Now TiDB Dashboard has been configured to use Auth0 SSO for sign-in.