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GitHub Organization

Support level: Community

What is GitHub Organizations

Organizations are shared accounts where businesses and open-source projects can collaborate across many projects at once, with sophisticated security and administrative features.



The following placeholders will be used:

  • is your GitHub organization, where foo is the name of your org
  • is the FQDN of the authentik Install

Create an application in authentik and note the slug, as this will be used later. Create a SAML provider with the following parameters:

  • ACS URL:
  • Audience:
  • Issuer:
  • Binding: Post

Under Advanced protocol settings, set a certificate for Signing Certificate.

Once the provider is created, it is advised to download the signing certificate as you will need it later.

GitHub Configuration

Navigate to your organization settings by going to your organization page at, then click Settings.

In the left-hand navigation, scroll down to the Security section and click Authentication security

On this page:

  • Select the Enable SAML authentication checkbox.
  • In sign-on URL, type<authentik application slug>/sso/binding/redirect/
  • For Issuer, type or the Audience you set in authentik
  • For Public certificate, paste the full signing certificate into this field.
  • Verify that the Signature method and Digest method match your SAML provider settings in authentik.

Once these fields are populated, you can use the Test SAML configuration button to test the authentication flow. If the flow completes successfully, you will see a green tick next to the Test button.

Scroll down to hit the Save button below.

Screenshot showing populated GitHub organization SAML settings

This enables SAML as an authentication option. If you want to require SAML for your organization, visit your SSO url at and sign in. Once signed in, you can navigate back to the Authentication security page and check Require SAML SSO authentication for all members of the foo organization.