Adding an IdP connection

Before you begin

Download your IdP's metadata file to your computer.

Note: If you plan to use LDAP groups for authorization, set up the LDAP connection first.

About this task

IdP connections can be used for SOTI MobiControl console authentication and (if backed by LDAP) to enroll devices.

To add an IdP connection to SOTI MobiControl:


  1. On the All Platforms tab, select the Servers tab.
  2. Under Global Settings, click the wrench icon beside IdP Connections to open the Identity Provider Manager dialog box.
  3. Click the New button and fill in the fields with the appropriate values.
  4. Click Download the SOTI MobiControl metadata file to your desktop to save our metadata file to your computer.
  5. Click OK to save your settings and close the Identity Provider Manager dialog box.
  6. Follow your IdP's instructions on adding a new client to complete the connection.

What to do next

To use this IdP connection for SOTI MobiControl console authentication, you must first enable it.

Note: On cloud deployments, IdP connections may experience issues due to an incorrect FQDN. To avoid this issue, you can use a macro scheme that allows you to override the management service address for all MS instances of SOTI MobiControl.
  • In the SOTI MobiControl Administration Utility, enable the Override Management Service Address option and enter the macro scheme.