Linking a User Account
You have an SSO identity for every SSO-enabled Terraform Cloud organization. Terraform Cloud links each SSO identity to a single Terraform Cloud user account. This link determines which account you can use to access each organization.
You can add and remove SSO identity links for all providers, including Microsoft Azure AD, Okta, and SAML.
The first time you use SSO to log in to an organization, Terraform Cloud links that SSO identity to your user account. You can only log in to that organization using the linked user account.
When Terraform Cloud does not recognize the email address associated with your identity provider, it asks if you want to create a new user account with that email address. You can choose one of the following actions:
- Create a new account: Terraform Cloud automatically links your SSO identity to this new account after creation.
- Link to an existing account: Click Link SSO identity to a different account and sign in with one of the following account types.
- Linked HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) account: Click Continue with HCP account and use your HCP credentials to sign in to Terraform Cloud. Terraform Cloud automatically links your SSO identity to that HCP-linked account. Refer to Linked HCP and Terraform Cloud Accounts for more details.
- Terraform Cloud account: Sign in with your Terraform Cloud username and password. Terraform Cloud automatically links your SSO identity to that account.
Terraform Cloud shows an error if you try to log in to an SSO-enabled organization with a different user account than the one linked to your SSO identity. To change this SSO identity link:
- Log in to Terraform Cloud using the linked account.
- Remove the SSO identity link from the current account.
- Sign out of Terraform Cloud.
- Log in and add an SSO identity link to the desired account.
To unlink an SSO identity from a Terraform Cloud account:
- Sign in with SSO to the linked account.
- Click your user icon and select User Settings. Your Profile page appears.
- Click SSO in the left navigation bar. The SSO page appears, showing a list of all of the SSO identities associated with this account.
- Click the ellipses (...) next to the association you want to unlink and select Unlink SSO identity. The Unlink SSO identity box appears.
- Click Unlink SSO identity.
The SSO association is now unlinked and removed from the SSO list. The organization is still available in the Choose an organization menu, but Terraform Cloud will prompt you to log into that organization through SSO before you can access it.