Single Sign On (SSO) Okta set up

In order to set up SSO access using Okta for Nature please follow the instructions on the Single sign-on (SSO) access to Nature support page. 


In order to set up SSO access using Okta for Springerlink please follow the instructions on the Single sign-on (SSO) access to Springer Link support page.


Please follow the setup instructions and ensure that you send your relevant metadata to the Online service team so that they can complete the set up on our side (They will link your entity id(s) to your account with us, and will upload the associated metadata for each entity id in our systems).


If you only need to set up SSO access for one product, then you will see your institution name listed once on the relevant WAYF (Where are you From) page (Nature WAYF and Springer WAYF). Your users will search for and select your institution name and go through to your institutional log in page. 


However, if you have both Nature and Springerlink set up with Okta the behaviour on the WAYF pages will be different and the best user experience will be from using the OKTA homepage/app directly, or by using WAYFless URLS on your own site.

(WAYFless URL set up instructions can be found here for Nature and Springerlink)


The naming on our WAYF pages (Nature WAYF and Springer WAYF)  is taken from the metadata associated with your entity id. If you have 2 entity ids (one for Nature and one for Springerlink) and the display names within the metadata are the same, then your users will see your institution name listed twice on the WAYF pages. If they choose the correct one for that site, then they will authenticate; if not, it won't work. 


If you need any further support please contact onlineservice@springernature.com 

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