This page shows you how to set up Pinecone with Okta as the single sign-on (SSO) provider. These instructions can be adapted for any provider with SAML 2.0 support.

SSO is available only on Enterprise plans.

Before you begin

This page assumes you have the following:

1. Create an app integration in Okta

  1. In the Okta Admin console, navigate to Applications > Applications.

  2. Click Create App Integrations.

  3. Select SAML 2.0.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Enter the General Settings:

    • App name: Pinecone
    • App logo (optional)
  6. Click Next.

  7. Enter the SAML Settings. For now, use placeholder values:

    • Single sign-on URL:
    • Audience URI (SP Entity ID): urn:auth0:production-v2-pinecone-io:changeme
    • Name ID format: Unspecified
    • Application username: Okta username
    • Update application username on: Create and update

    The placeholder values will be updated once the SSO keys are created.

  8. Click Finish.

2. Get the application sign on URL

  1. In a separate window, navigate to Applications > Pinecone > Sign On.

  2. Click More details.

  3. Copy the Sign on URL.

    You will enter this URL in Step 4.

3. Generate the SAML signing certificate

  1. In Applications > Pinecone > Sign On, click Generate new certificate.

  2. For the new certification, click Actions > Download certificate.

    You will need to enter this certificate value in Step 4.

4. Enable SSO in Pinecone

  1. In the Pinecone console, go to Settings > Account.

  2. In the Single Sign-On section, click Enable SSO.

  3. In the Login URL field, enter the URL copied in Step 2.

  4. In the Email domain field, enter your company’s email domain. If you need to target multiple domains, enter each value separated by comma.

  5. In the Certificate field, enter the certificate value downloaded in Step 3.

    Be sure to enter all of the certificate value, including the --BEGIN-- and --END-- tags.
  6. Click Enable SSO.

    SSO Keys displays. You will need to enter these values in Step 5.

5. Update the SAML settings in Okta

  1. Back in the Okta Admin console, navigate to Application Settings > Applications > General.

  2. In the SAML Settings section, click Edit.

  3. Replace the placeholder values with the information from the SSO Keys section in Step 4:

    • Single sign-on URL: Enter the AssertionConsumerServiceLocation value.
    • Audience URI (SP Entity ID): Enter the entityId value.
    • Name ID format: EmailAddress
  4. In the Attribute Statements section, enter the following:

    • Name: email
    • Value:
  5. Click Next.

  6. Click Finish.

Okta is now ready to be used for single sign-on. Follow the Okta docs to learn how to add users and groups.