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Single Sign On (SSO) with Manuscript

Important: This article contains out-of-date information. For current application information, see Connecting Applications with JumpCloud Using Pre-Built Connectors.



Prerequisites:

Notes:

Configure the JumpCloud SSO Application

  1. Access the JumpCloud Administrator Console at https://console.jumpcloud.com.
  2. Select Applications in the main navigation panel.
  3. Select the + in the upper left, scroll or search for the application in the 'Configure New Application' side panel, the select 'configure'.
  4. You can upload a service provider application's XML metadata file to populate SAML connector attributes for that application. The attributes populated by the metadata file may vary by the application. To apply a metadata file for the application you're connecting, click Upload Metadata. Navigate to the file you want to upload, then click Open. You'll see a confirmation of a successful upload. Be aware that if you upload more than one metadata file, you'll overwrite the attribute values applied in the previously uploaded file.
  5. In the IDP Entity ID field, enter https://YOURDOMAIN.TLD (e.g., https://thebestwidgets.com).
  6. Select Upload IdP Private Key and upload the private.pem file generated according to the above prerequisites.
  7. Select Upload IdP Certificate and upload the cert.pem file generated according to the above prerequisites.
  8. In the SP Entity ID field, change 'SITE_NAME' to the Manuscript team name.
  9. In the ACS URL field, change 'SITE_NAME' to the Manuscript team name.
  10. In the field terminating the IdP URL, either leave the default value or enter a plaintext string unique to this connector.
  11. (Optional) In the Display Label field, enter a label that will appear under the Service Provider logo within the JumpCloud User console.
  12. Select Activate.

Configure the Service Provider

  1. Select the user profile at the bottom of the side panel.
  2. Select 'Site Configuration' from the extended side panel that appears.
  3. Select the 'Authentication' tab.
  4. In the 'Authentication Mode' drop-down menu, select either 'SAML Authentication' or 'Username and Password or SAML Authentication' (recommended during initial configuration).
  5. In the 'Identity Provider URL' field, enter the 'IDP URL' configured in the steps above.
  6. Enter the contents of the cert.pem generated per the above prerequisites in the 'Public x509 Signing Certificate' field.
  7. Select 'OK'.
  8. Manuscript requires authenticating to JumpCloud via SAML in order to save the Site Configuration. Make sure to validate with a user that exists in both JumpCloud and Manuscript.

Validate SSO authentication workflows

IdP Initiated

  • Access the JumpCloud User Console at https://console.jumpcloud.com.
  • Select the Service Provider icon.
  • This should automatically launch and login to the application.

SP Initiated

  • Navigate to your Service Provider application URL.
  • You will be redirected to log in to the JumpCloud User Portal.
  • The browser will be redirected back to the application and be automatically logged in.
 

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2019 09:48AM MDT

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