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A free open source IT asset/license management system.


This setup assumes you will be using HTTPS as Snipe-It dynamically generates the ACS and other settings based on the complete URL.


In case something goes wrong with the configuration, you can use the URL to log in using the built-in authentication.


The following placeholders will be used:

  • is the FQDN of the snipe-it install.
  • is the FQDN of the authentik install.
  • snipeit-user is the name of the authentik service account we will create.
  • DC=ldap,DC=authentik,DC=io is the Base DN of the LDAP Provider (default)

authentik Configuration

Step 1 - Service account

In authentik, create a service account (under Directory/Users) for Snipe-IT to use as the LDAP Binder and take note of the password generated.

In this example, we'll use snipeit-user as the Service account's username


If you didn't keep the password, you can copy it from Directory/Tokens & App password.

Step 2 - LDAP Provider

In authentik, create a LDAP Provider (under Applications/Providers) with these settings :

  • Name : Snipe IT-LDAP
  • Bind DN : DC=ldap,DC=goauthentik,DC=io
  • Certificate : authentik Self-signed Certificate

Step 3 - Application

In authentik, create an application (under Resources/Applications) with these settings :

  • Name: Snipe IT-LDAP
  • Slug: snipe-it-ldap
  • Provider: Snipe IT-LDAP

Step 4 - Outpost

In authentik, create an outpost (under Applications/Outposts) of type LDAP that uses the LDAP Application you created in Step 3.

  • Name: LDAP
  • Type: LDAP

Snipe-IT LDAP Setup

Configure Snipe-IT LDAP settings by going to settings (he gear icon), and selecting LDAP

Change the following fields

  • LDAP Integration: ticked
  • LDAP Password Sync: ticked
  • Active Directory : unticked
  • LDAP Client-Side TLS Key: (taken from authentik)
  • LDAP Server: ldap://
  • Use TLS : unticked
  • LDAP SSL certificate validation : ticked
  • Bind credentials:
    • LDAP Bind USername: cn=snipeit-user,ou=users,dc=ldap,dc=goauthentik,dc=io
    • LDAP Bind Password: <snipeit-user password from step 2>
  • Base Bind DN: ou=users,DC=ldap,DC=goauthentik,DC=io

    ou=users is the default OU for users. If you are using authentik's virtual groups, or have your users in a different organizational unit (ou), change accordingly.

  • LDAP Filter: &(objectClass=user)
  • Username Field: mail

    Setting the Username fieled to mail is recommended in order to ensure the usernameisunique. See

  • Allow unauthenticated bind: unticked
  • Last Name: sn
  • LDAP First Name: givenname
  • LDAP AUthentication query: cn=
  • LDAP Email: mail

authentik does not support other LDAP attributes like Employee Number, Department, etc out of the box. If you need these fields, you will need to setup custom attributes.

Save your config, then click on Test LDAP Synchorization. This does not import any users, just verifies everything is working and the account can search the directory.

To test your settings, enter a username and password and click Test LDAP.

Snipe-IT LDAP Sync

You must sync your LDAP database with Snipe-IT. Go to People on the sidebar menu.

  • CLick LDAP Sync
  • Select your Location
  • Click Synchronize

    Snipe-IT will only import users with both a first and last name set. If you do not have first and last names stored in your users attributes, you can create a property mapping to set first and last name.

authentik Property Mapping

To create a policy mapping, go to Customisation/Property Mappings, click Create then LDAP Property Mapping. Name is 'sn' and set Object field to sn:

def getLastName():
if len( >= 1:
return" ")[1]
elif len( == 1:
return" ")[1]
return ""

return {
"sn": getLastName(),

Create a second policy mapping, name it 'givenname' and set Object field to 'givenname'

def getFirstName():
if len( >= 1:
return" ")[0]
return f"N/A"

return {
"givenname": getFirstName(),

authentik SAML Config

Step 1

Create another application in authentik and note the slug you choose, as this will be used later. In the Admin Interface, go to Applications ->Providers. Create a SAML provider with the following parameters:

  • ACS URL:
  • Issuer:
  • Service Provider Binding: Post
  • Audience:
  • Signing certificate: Select any certificate you have.
  • Property mappings: Select all Managed mappings.
  • NamedID Property Mapping: authentik default SAML Mapping: Email

    This is to match setting the username as mail. If you are using another field as the username, set it here.

Step 2

After saving your new Application and Provider, go to Applications/Providers and select your newly created Provider.

Either copy the information under SAML Metadata, or click the Download button under SAML Metadata

Snipe-IT SAML Config

Configure Snipe-IT SAML settings by going to settings (he gear icon), and selecting SAML

  • SAML enabled: ticked
  • SAML IdP Metadata: (paste information copied in Step 2 above -or-
  • Click Select Fileand select the file you downloaded in Step 2
  • Attribute Mapping - Username: mail
  • SAML Force Login: ticked
  • SAML Single Log Out: ticked

All other field can be left blank.

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