Set up Cisco WebEx Spark as the SP and EAA as the IdP

How to set up the Cisco WebEx Spark application as a service provider (SP) and EAA is the identity provider (IdP).

Complete the following steps to configure Cisco WebEx Spark as the SP and EAA as the IdP.

How to

  1. Access Cisco WebEx Spark.
    1. Register for a Cisco WebEx trial account at
    2. You receive an email prompting you to fill out the fields to create an account.
    3. You receive your own WebEx URL. For example,
  2. Create a new application in EAA. See Configure EAA as the IdP for a custom SaaS application.
    1. Under the SAML settings tab of the application you are creating, go to the IdP info section.
    2. Copy the prepopulated Entity ID, Single sign on (ACS) URL, Single logout URL, and Signing certificate information. You will need this data to configure the Cisco WebEx Spark SP.
    3. Click Download next to Metadata to download the XML file containing required configuration onto your local machine. You will also need this data to configure the Cisco WebEx Spark SP.
    4. Do not deploy the application at this time. You need to fill out the SAML settings fields with Spark data before you can deploy.
  3. Configure WebEx Cisco Spark as the SP.
    1. Log in with your Cisco WebEx trial account credentials at
    2. Click Settings on the left panel and then click the Modify button under Authentication.
      Spark settings

    3. The Enterprise Settings Single Sign-On page appears. Click Integrate 3rd party identity provider (Advanced) and then click Next.
      Spark SSO settings

    4. The Enterprise Export Directory Metadata page appears. Click Download Metadata File and save it. You need this file to complete the EAA IdP configuration in Step 4a. Stay at this step on the Spark page and go to Step 4.
      Spark Export Metadata Directory page

  4. Go back to the EAA IdP application and configure the SAML settings under the SAML SETTINGS tab to complete the EAA setup.
    1. Extract the SAML setting information by going through the Spark metadata file you saved in Step 3d. You can do this by using the cat command from a terminal window and copying the required lines. For example;
      Spark cat command output

    2. Paste the extracted information into the Entity ID, SSO (ACS) URL, Request signing certificate, and Single logout URL fields of the EAA portal’s SAML Settings section of the SAML SETTINGS tab and click Save and go to Deployment. Do not click Deploy application now.
      Spark EAA SAML settings

  5. Go back to the Spark page you started in Step 3d.
    1. Click Next. The Enterprise Settings Import IdP Metadata page appears.
      Spark Import IdP Metadata

    2. Download or copy the EAA IdP metadata you saved in Step 2c and click Next.

      If the upload was successful the following page appears. Do not do anything on this page now.

      Spark Test SSO page

  6. Go back to the EAA IdP application and click Deploy application to complete the EAA setup.
    Spark EAA deployment page

  7. Go back to the Spark Enterprise Test SSO Setup page and click Test SSO. This should open a new window, taking you to the EAA login portal. After logging in it should display the following success message:
    Spark SSO success screen

  8. Go back to Spark and click Enable Single Sign On and the click Save.
    Spark Enable SSO screen

  9. Verify the Spark setup.
    1. Access your own WebEx Cisco Spark URL. For example,
    2. Click Sign in to start the session.
    Note: At this time you cannot verify the EAA IdP setup on Spark.