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Work with Okta session cookies

Note: This document is written for Okta Classic Engine. If you are using Okta Identity Engine, contact your Okta rep for guidance or ask on our forum. See Identify your Okta solution to determine your Okta version.

This guide provides examples for programmatically retrieving and setting a session cookie for different deployment scenarios to provide SSO capabilities for custom web apps built on Okta.


Learning outcomes

Retrieve a session cookie and initiate SSO.

What you need

Okta Developer Edition organization (opens new window)


About Okta session cookies

Okta uses an HTTP session cookie to provide access to your Okta org and apps across web requests for interactive user-agents such as a browser.

Note: Some browsers have begun blocking third-party cookies by default, which disrupts Okta functionality in certain flows. See FAQ: How Blocking Third Party Cookies Can Potentially Impact Your Okta Environment (opens new window).

Okta sessions are created and managed with the Session API. A session token is sent as part of a request, contained in a sessionToken parameter. If the request is successful, the session cookie is set by a Set-Cookie header in the response.

Important: By default, Okta Classic orgs ignore the sessionToken in a request if there is already a session cookie set in the browser.

This scenario is ideal for deployment scenarios where you have implemented both a custom sign-in page and custom landing page for your app. The sign-in page typically collects the user's credentials through an HTML form submit or POST and the web app validates the credentials against your Okta org by calling the Authentication API to obtain a session token.

After a session token is obtained, it can be passed into the OpenID Connect authorize endpoint to get an Okta session cookie. Executing this flow sets a cookie in the end user's browser and then redirects them back to the redirect_uri that is passed into the request.

Note: The session token may only be used once to establish a session. If the session expires or the user signs out of Okta after using the token, the user won't be able to reuse the same session token to get a new session cookie.

Request example

https://${yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/v1/authorize?client_id=${clientId}&response_type=id_token&scope=openid&prompt=none&redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Fyour-app.example.com&state=Af0ifjslDkj&nonce=n-0S6_WzA2Mj&sessionToken=0HsohZYpJgMSHwmL9TQy7RRzuY

Note: The prompt=none parameter guarantees that the user isn't prompted for credentials. You either obtain the requested tokens or an OAuth error response.

Note: The sessionToken parameter serves as the primary credentials. It represents the authentication that was already performed through the Authentication API.

Response example

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Set-Cookie: sid=lGj4FPxaG63Wm89TpJnaDF6; Path=/
Location: https://your-app.example.com?id_token=S4sx3uixdsalasd&state=Af0ifjslDkj&nonce=n-0S6_WzA2Mj

The response also includes an ID token that describes the authenticated user and can contain additional claims such as user profile attributes or email.

The Okta Sign-In Widget uses this flow. This flow can also be used by Single Page Applications with the okta_post_messsage response type, which doesn't require a browser redirect.

Note: This pattern is supported, but not encouraged. The OpenID Connect flow described above is the preferred pattern for retrieving a session cookie.

This scenario is ideal for deployment scenarios where you implement both a custom sign-in page and a custom landing page for your app. Your web app solicits and validates the user credentials against your Okta org by calling the Authentication API to obtain a session token.

The session token along with the URL for your landing page can then be used to complete the following URI Template (opens new window) https://${yourOktaDomain}/login/sessionCookieRedirect?token=${sessionToken}&redirectUrl=${redirectUrl} that retrieves a session cookie for a user's browser when visited.

Be aware of the following requirements:

  • You must have your redirect URI listed as a Trusted Origin within Okta. This is required to protect against open redirect attacks.
  • You may only use the session token once to establish a session. If the session expires or the user signs out of Okta after using the token, they can't reuse the same session token to get a new session cookie.
  • When using a GET request to https://${yourOktaDomain}/login/sessionCookieRedirect, Internet Explorer is only compatible with redirect URLs that don't grow beyond 255 characters, including request parameters. If the redirectUrl is only going to Okta and the request parameters are longer, then use a POST request to this API and provide additional request parameters as POST form parameters. For more information about the character limitation, see the Microsoft documentation (opens new window).

Response example

This example shows how the location is returned in the redirect response.

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Set-Cookie: my_app_session_cookie_name=my_apps_session_cookie_value; Path=/
Location: https://{yourOktaDomain}/login/sessionCookieRedirect?token=0HsohZYpJgMSHwmL9TQy7RRzuY&redirectUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.example.com%2Fportal%2Fhome

The user's browser sets your app's session cookie and follows the redirect to Okta. Okta validates the session token and returns a 302 status response that sets a session cookie for Okta and redirects the user's browser back to your landing page. After the page loads, the user has an active session with Okta and can SSO into their apps until the session expires or the user closes the session (logout) or browser app.

Request example

GET /login/sessionCookieRedirect?token=0HsohZYpJgMSHwmL9TQy7RRzuY&redirectUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fyour-app.example.com HTTP/1.1
Host: your-domain.okta.com
Accept: */*

Response example

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Set-Cookie: sid=000aC_z7AZKTpSqtHFc0Ak6Vg; Path=/
Location: https://your-app.example.com

This scenario is ideal for deployment scenarios where you have a custom sign-in page but immediately want to launch an Okta app after a user signs in without returning to a landing page. The sign-in page typically collects the user's credentials through an HTML form submit or POST and validates the credentials against your Okta org by calling the Authentication API to obtain a session token.

The session token can then be passed as a query parameter to an Okta app's embed link that sets a session cookie as well as launches the app in a single web request.

Note: You may only use the session token once to establish a session. If the session expires or the user signs out of Okta after using the token, they can't reuse the same session token to get a new session cookie.

After your sign-in flow is complete you can launch an Okta app for the user with an embed link that contains the session token as a query parameter: sessionToken.

Response example

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Location: https://your-subdomain/app/google/go1013td3mXAQOJCHEHQ/mail?sessionToken=0HsohZYpJgMSHwmL9TQy7RRzuY

When the link is visited, the token in the request is used to initiate the user's session before processing the app launch request. A session cookie is set in the browser and the user has an active session with Okta and can SSO into additional apps until the session expires or the user closes the session (sign out) or browser app.

Response example

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Set-Cookie: sid=000aC_z7AZKTpSqtHFc0Ak6Vg; Path=/
Location: https://mail.google.com/a/your-subdomain

Note: The HTTP response varies depending on the specific Okta app but always contains a Set-Cookie header.

Initiate SAML SSO with the session token

After your sign-in flow is complete you can also initiate SAML SSO into an Okta app for the user with either the HTTP-Redirect or HTTP-POST binding to the app's SAML SSO URL that contains the session token as a query parameter: sessionToken.

Request example

GET /home/appwizardsaml_1/0oalkgr25YMb5reZp0g4/alnlkriVMi9J5WYmk0g4?RelayState=%2Fcustom%2Fdeep%2Flink&sessionToken=0HsohZYpJgMSHwmL9TQy7RRzuY HTTP/1.1
Host: your-domain.okta.com
Accept: */*

When the link is visited, the token in the request is used to initiate the user's session before processing the SAML SSO request. A session cookie is set in the browser and the user has an active session with Okta and can SSO into additional apps until the session expires or the user closes the session (sign out) or browser app.

Response example

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: text/html;charset=utf-8
Set-Cookie: sid=000aC_z7AZKTpSqtHFc0Ak6Vg; Path=/

<html>
<body>
    <div>
        <form id="appForm" action="https://sp.example.com/auth/saml20" method="POST">
            <input name="SAMLResponse" type="hidden" value="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            <input name="RelayState" type="hidden" value="/some/deep/link"/>
        </form>

        <script type="text/javascript">

          $(function(){
            document.getElementById('appForm').submit();
          });
      </script>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

Initiate WS-Federation SSO with the session token

You can also use the same flow as SAML for template WS-Federation apps as well by passing the session token as a query parameter: sessionToken.

Request example

GET /app/template_wsfed/k9x69oiKYSUWMIYZBKTY/sso/wsfed/passive?wa=wsignin1.0&wtrealm=https%3A%2F%2Fexample.com%2FApp%2F&wctx=rm%3D0%26id%3Dpassive%26ru%3D%2FApp%2FHome%2FAbout&sessionToken=0HsohZYpJgMSHwmL9TQy7RRzuY HTTP/1.1
Host: your-domain.okta.com
Accept: */*