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Is Entra ID P1 required for SAML SSO?

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I'm getting conflicting info about SAML SSO.  We have a mixture of Microsoft 365 Business Standard and Business Basic users.  No one has Azure AD/Entra ID P1 licenses.  Is P1 required for SAML SSO?


I would like to set up a handful of apps using SAML SSO.  LogMeIn documentation says that Azure AD Premium is required for this.  I have already seen that Entra ID users cannot be added to the SSO app as a group but have to be added as individuals.  Also, forum posters suggest that there is maximum of 10 apps?  Is that still true?  

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Anybody? Where are the SSO paywalls, where are the 'gotchas'? Thanks!

Hello @Bfoster360 


When I look at Microsoft Entra Plans and Pricing | Microsoft Security under Authentication, single sign-on and application access I can see that bothSingle sign-on (SSO) unlimited and Software as a service (SaaS) apps with modern authentication (Microsoft Entra ID application gallery apps, SAML, and OAUTH 2.0) are included in Entra ID Free. 


So from my understanding it should be included from the Entra ID side. 


Best regards


I have gotten some things to work without Entra premium like Entra ID -> Fax Plus and LogMeIn Central. One thing that doesn't work is using Entra ID as the SAML Identity Provider to log in to AWS IAM. It's something about the user provisioning process on the Entra side that needs premium.
From this article: it says that "Group-based assignment requires Microsoft Entra ID P1 or P2 edition."

So you should be able to assign the application to the user directly if you have been trying with a group.

With that said I would recommend reading the above link and also reading this on how to implement AWS IAM to Entra ID.

Best regards,