In my role as a Project Consultant, I frequently assist clients with configuring their authentication for Canvas. Because I have had several requests recently for assistance with Okta, I decided to put this resource together.
Any user that needs to authenticate via Okta must already have a user account provisioned in Canvas.
The login ID field in Canvas must match the username field returned from Okta.
Access to the Okta Admin Console.
Admin access in your Canvas instance.
Configuring Okta with Canvas
To set up Okta as the identify provider for Canvas, use the following steps:
From the Okta Dashboard, click Add Applications.
Click the Create New App button.
Select SAML 2.0 and then click the Create button.
Under General Settings, name the App and then click the Next button.