SAML SSO on Bitrise

Workspace members can log in to a Bitrise Workspace using their own SAML SSO provider’s system. With SAML SSO, Workspaces will be able to apply the security guidelines of their SAML SSO provider when accessing their Bitrise Workspace.

Before connecting SAML SSO to your Workspace, make sure:

  • You have a SAML SSO provider (Identity Provider) that you can connect Bitrise to and the administrator to the SAML SSO provider is at hand.

  • Your account on Bitrise has a Velocity or an Enterprise Build Platform plan. If it doesn’t have a Workspace, go ahead and create one. Setting up SAML SSO is the same for existing and brand new Workspaces on Bitrise.

  • Only the Workspace owner can set up SAML SSO to a Bitrise Workspace.

Authorizing SAML SSO

Once the Workspace owner has set up SAML SSO, everyone in the Workspace has to authorize SAML SSO before logging in to their Workspace via SAML SSO.

  1. Make sure you’re logged into Bitrise in the usual way. Use the same browser window to continue.

  2. Bitrise sends a verification e-mail to all Workspace members. By clicking the Log In via SAML SSO button or using the provided URL, Workspace members can authorize themselves for SAML SSO login. The email also shows the Workspace owner’s email address (should you need to contact them.) Click the Log In via SAML SSO button or copy-paste the URL to a NEW TAB of the same browser.

  3. You’re directed to Bitrise to Allow “Workspace name” to sign you in page.

    • Click Authorize if you trust the Workspace to control your Bitrise account sign-in process.

      If you’re already logged in to your SAML SSO provider, you’ll be automatically taken to your Bitrise Dashboard.

      If you’re not, you’ll be prompted to log in on your SAML SSO provider’s site, and then taken to your Bitrise Dashboard.

    • Click Don’t Allow if the invitation email is from an untrusted source.

      SAML SSO in Workspaces

      Note that if you are using a different non-matching email address, you will get the below error message. Make sure you log in with the right email address both on Bitrise, as well as on your SSO provider site.noconnectedsamlsso.png

If all went well, you should be landing on our Bitrise Dashboard.

Inviting new Workspace members with SAML SSO

Once SAML SSO is set up on a Workspace, you can invite new members to your Workspace using SAML SSO.

  1. Make sure the new member is already a group member in your SAML SSO provider.

  2. Make sure the email address associated with the new member is the one that is registered in your SAML SSO provider and you use the same on Bitrise as well.

  3. Go to your SAML SSO Workspace on Bitrise and click the Groups tab.

  4. Find the SAML users section and click the + sign to add a new member.

  5. Enter their email address and click the arrow icon. This will add the member to the SAML user’s list and Bitrise automatically sends out our SAML invitation instructions to the new member.

  6. You can keep adding new users using the same method or finish the addition(s) by clicking the Done button.


Until the new member does not go through the invitation process, you will see a REINVITE button next to their name on the Groups page. If they fail to sign up via SAML SSO and their invitation times out, you can resend the invitation by clicking this button. Once they successfully sign up, the button disappears.

Joining a SAML SSO Workspace as a new member

If a Bitrise Workspace owner invites you to a Workspace, you should get an email invitation to join the Workspace via SAML SSO. Let’s see how!

  1. Go to your mailbox and find our email titled Saml invitation instructions.

  2. Click the Sign in via SSO button or copy the provided URL and paste it into a new browser. Our Almost there page appears.

  3. Provide a Username you would like to use in your Bitrise Workspace. Please use only letters, numbers, underscores (_), dashes (-) and dots (.) in your username. The Email field is non-editable.

  4. Click the Finish Sign-up button. If all went well, you’re landing on Bitrise and can add your first app.

Checking SAML SSO statuses on Bitrise

Now that the Workspace owner has set up SAML SSO for the Workspace, all Workspace members (including the Workspace owner) can check their other Workspace member’s SAML SSO statuses on the People tab.

Accessing the Single Sign-on tab

The Single Sign-On tab is only available for the Workspace owner.

There are two kinds of SAML SSO statuses on Bitrise.

  • SAML SSO IS ENABLED: Login via SAML SSO is enabled.

  • SAML SSO IS DISABLED: The Workspace member has not enabled the SAML SSO connection yet. To enable it, the Workspace member has to follow the instructions in the verification email from Bitrise.

  1. Go to your Workspace’s profile page.

  2. Click the People tab on the left menu to check the Workspace member’s SAML SSO status.


    Workspace owners

    If you are a Workspace owner, you can also click the Group tab on the left menu and look for the SAML users group, where you can check and manage your SAML users.

Enforcing SAML SSO on a Workspace

Enforcing SAML SSO on your Workspace provides an extra layer of security: you can enforce your own security guidelines to your Bitrise Workspace (for example, password format requirements, two-factor authentication).

Enforced SAML SSO

Enforcing SAML SSO in your Workspace makes SAML SSO the only way for logging in/signing up to the Workspace.

One Workspace only

You cannot be a member in two SAML SSO Workspace on Bitrise.

  1. Log in to Bitrise and open the account selector dropdown menu in the top right.

  2. Find your Workspace and click the little gear icon next to its name to get to your Workspace's profile page.

  3. Go to your Workspace’s Single Sign On tab.

  4. Toggle the switch to the right to enforce SAML SSO.

    Unable to enforce SAML SSO

    A Workspace owner cannot enforce SAML SSO on the Workspace if Workspace members have not enabled their SAML SSO connection yet or they enabled SAML SSO with another Workspace.

  5. Click Save Changes.

Now Workspace members can only log in via SAML SSO.

Adding a new user to a Workspace with SAML SSO enforced

If you wish to add a Bitrise user (who is not a member in your Workspace) to your Workspace with enforced SSO, then we recommend that the Workspace admin turns the enforced SSO off and invites the user to the Workspace. The invited Bitrise user has to go through the invitation process and enable their SSO connection. Once that is done, the Workspace admin can turn the Enforce SSO switch back on.

Logging in via SAML SSO

If the SAML SSO connection has been already added to your Workspace and you have enabled your SAML SSO connection too, you can easily log in to your Bitrise account without having to use a password and email address.

Expired SAML SSO certificate

If your SAML SSO certificate has expired, and you cannot log into Bitrise through SAML SSO, you can contact our Support team to help you log in.

  1. Click Login via SSO on our login page.

    SAML SSO in Workspaces
  2. You will be redirected to the Initiate Single Sign-On page.

  3. Provide your Workspace name in the Bitrise Workspace’s Name field.

  4. Click Continue with SSO to log in.

    • If you’re logged in on your SSO provider site, you will be automatically landing on your Bitrise Dashboard.

    • If you’re logged out on your SSO provider site, you will be redirected there to log in. After the successful login, you will be redirected to your Bitrise dashboard.

Disabling a Workspace's SAML SSO

If you disable SAML SSO, Workspace members will be able to sign in with the regular sign-in procedure.

  1. Log in to Bitrise and open the account selector dropdown menu in the top right.

  2. Find your Workspace and click the little gear icon next to its name to get to your Workspace's profile page.

  3. Go to the Single Sign-On tab.

  4. If SAML SSO has been enforced on the Workspace before, toggle Enforce SAML SSO off.

  5. Click Disable SSO.

    A confirmation pop-up appears where you can confirm/cancel your action. Please note that by clicking the Disable SSO button, you will disable SAML SSO for all Workspace members. Once it’s done, Workspace members will be able to log in through their normal Bitrise credentials.

You will receive an SSO has been disabled email from Bitrise ( which confirms the disabled SAML SSO for the Workspace.

Disabling a Workspace member's SAML SSO

If you are a Workspace owner, you can disable a Workspace member’s SAML SSO connection to the Workspace on Bitrise. There are three ways to do:

  • Remove the user from the SAML users group by clicking the red x symbol next to the name on the Groups tab.

  • Remove the user from the Workspace.

  • Remove the user from the SAML SSO provider which means the user would not be able to log in with SAML SSO any more.