How to setup Okta OpenId SSO with Flipsnack

Learn how to set up Okta OpenId SSO with Flipsnack. Follow this detailed step-by-step tutorial that explains everything you need to know.

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to integrate Flipsnack with Okta Openld SSO.

Table of contents:


Testing the single sign-on integration

Configure Flipsnack Single Sign-On

Create Flipsnack test user

If this solution doesn't meet your needs, we have other SSO integrations, such as:

That being said, here are some of the many benefits of integrating Flipsnack with Okta OpenId:

  • You can control who has access to Flipsnack in Okta.

  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed in to Flipsnack (Single Sign-On) with your organization accounts.

  • You can manage your accounts in one central location.


To configure Okta integration with Flipsnack, you need the following items:

  • An Okta account (you can create one here);

  • Flipsnack subscription to a premium Flipsnack account that comes with the single sign-on option enabled.

Scenario description

1. Log in to your Okta organization page.

Okta login

Ex: https:// ${your-domain}. okta. com
2. On your Okta account admin page, click on Applications, then click on Create app integration.

Create app integration in Okta

3. Select OIDC - OpenID Connect and Web Application and click Next:

Creating web application in Okta

4. Now, you need to set up the following fields, just like in the screenshot below:

Setting a new web app integration in Okta

These are the 3 fields that need to be filled in, but we also recommend that you set the access options in the Assignments section checked as they are in the image above.

After everything is all set, please click Save.

Testing the single sign-on integration

In this section, you will configure and test Okta single sign-on with Flipsnack based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Okta user and the related user in Flipsnack must be established.

First step in Okta is to:

  • Click Directory -> People;
  • Click Add person;
Adding person in Okta

Second step:

  • Fill in the required fields like in the example below;
Person details in Okta

And then click Save.

Following these steps, we created a user for testing.

Configure Flipsnack Single Sign-On

1. In a different web browser window, sign in to Flipsnack;

2. In the main dashboard, go to Settings, in the lower-left corner;


3. The next step is to select the Single Sign-On tab;

4. Select Oauth as Protocol;

SSO settings in Flipsnack
5. Select your organization's authorization endpoint:
6. Now, if you want, you can go back to Okta in order to select your Identity provider for your Okta account from Security. This step is optional;

7. Next step is to go back to Okta and click on the Applications tab on the left-side menu. Then, choose Applications from the drop-down menu and copy your Client ID and Client secret. After that, return to Flipsnack and paste each of them into the input fields with the same names. These will be the credentials used for the single sign-on on Flipsnack.

Client ID in Okta

Create Flipsnack test user

1. Go back to Flipsnack;

2. From the main dashboard, go to settings, in the lower-left corner, and then click on Teammates tab;

Adding teammates in Flipsnack

3. Now click Add teammate to open the Add user popup;

Inviting a teammate in Flipsnack
4. In the Email text box, enter the username of the user like
Brittasimon@yourdomain. com and select a role and check the SSO only tick. 

Note: By enabling the SSO only option, the user quill require to log in with the SSO credentials.

5. When you're done, click the Send Invite button.
6. To sign in with SSO you have two options:

  • The first option is to access this link; 
  • Alternatively, you can easily locate it in Flipsnack by following these simple steps: Go to the Settings page, click on Single Sign-On tab, copy the Sign in URL, paste the URL into your web browser or share it with other users you have granted access to.


7. You will be redirected to your SSO login page or default Okta login page.


8. Enter your credentials.
9. Now, you are logged in to Flipsnack.


If you need any help in setting up Okta SSO with Flipsnack, please contact our support team via live chat.