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Enable SAML for Nimbus


Nimbus offers both IdP-initiated SAML SSO (for SSO access through the Practice Protect user portal or Idaptive mobile applications) and SP-initiated SAML SSO (for SSO access directly through the Nimbus web application).

It can be useful to open the web application and Admin Portal simultaneously and have them both open, perhaps side by side. As part of the SSO configuration process, you’ll need to copy and paste settings between the two browser windows.


  • Administrator Access in Practice Protect
  • An active Nimbus account with administrator rights for your organization.
  • A signed certificate. You can either download one from Admin Portal or use your organization’s trusted certificate.
  • Nimbus login should have exact login names in Practice Protect.
    • If the user already has PP login, ensure that the Nimbus login is exactly the same as the PP login name. Rename the Nimbus login if necessary so it will be exactly the same as the PP login.


1. Login to Practice Protect and switch to Admin portal.

2. Go to Roles > Add Role > Under Description, enter the name of the Role on the Name field i.e. “Nimbus SAML Users”.

3. Click on Members > Click Add > Add the Nimbus users and Click Save. If you have multiple Groups you may create these groups accordingly and repeat steps 2-3.
**Please ensure that the login name in PPO is exactly the same as their respective Nimbus login.

4. Go to Apps > Web Apps > Click on Add Web Apps > Go to Custom > Select SAML then click Add. On Add Web App window, Click Yes to add this application. Click Close.

5. The application that you just added opens to the Settings page. Set Name to “Nimbus” then click Save.

6. Click on Trust > On Identity Provider Configuration click Download Metadata File. This will download the Metadata file on your local PC which you will need on the succeeding instructions.

7. Go to Nimbus and login with the admin account, Go to Admin and click Single Sign On.

8. Select Practice Protect from SSO Type. under SSO Metadata file click Browse and select the Metadata file downloaded in step 6. Click Parse metadata, once file is loaded, it will fill all the required fields. Copy the URL under Nimbus metadata which you will need on the succeeding instructions. Click Switch On SSO

9. Go back to Practice Protect. Nimbus Application > Trust >Scroll down to Service Provider Configuration, add the URL you copied in step 8 in the URL field , then click Load and then click Save.

8. Click on Permissions > Click Add > Select the Role created on step 2 i.e. Nimbus SAML Users. Click Save.

9. The status of the application will change from Ready to Deploy into Deployed. This means that the newly added app will now appear on the user portal for all users that are members of the role (i.e. Nimbus)

10. Test if it is working by logging into a User account at Nimbus. Go to you Nimbus page, Click Sign on with SSO.

11. You will be redirected to the Practice Protect login page. Enter your Practice Protect credentials.

12. Once authentication is successful, you should be able to access your Nimbus application.

Updated on March 1, 2021
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