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Single Sign On (SSO) with Egnyte

Important: This article contains out-of-date information.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



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 ACS URL field, enter https://SUBDOMAIN.egnyte.com/samlconsumer/CustomPOST (replace SUBDOMAIN with your company's Egnyte subdomain)
  9. In the field terminating the IdP URL, either leave the default value or enter a plaintext string unique to this connector.
  10. (Optional) In the Display Label field, enter a label that will appear under the Service Provider logo within the JumpCloud User console.
  11. Select Activate.
  12. Select export metadata for the Egnyte application (this will save the file JumpCloud-Egnyte to your computer)

Configure the Service Provider

  1. Log in to Egnyte as an administrator
  2. Select the Dropdown icon in the top menu, then select Settings in the dropdown menu
  3. Select Security & Authentication in the left sidenav (in the Configuration tab)
  4. In the Single Sign-On Authentication section, select SAML 2.0 from the Single sign-on authentication dropdown
  5. In the Identity provider dropdown, select Generic HTTP Post
  6. In the Identity provider login URL field, enter the same IdP URL that you set in the JumpCloud console (if you did not modify the termination of this URL, then enter the default URL: https://sso.jumpcloud.com/saml2/egnyte)
  7. In the Identity provider entity ID field, enter the value from Step 5 in the above "Configure the JumpCloud SSO Application".
  8. In the Identity provider certificate field, paste the contents of your public certificate. Do not include the -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- and -----END CERTIFICATE----- parts of the cert.
  9. In the Default user mapping dropdown, select Egnyte Username
  10. Leave the Use domain-specific Issuer value toggle in the disabled state
  11. Select Save

Configure the Service Provider for specific users

  1. Log in to Egnyte as an administrator
  2. Select the Dropdown icon in the top menu, then select Settings in the dropdown menu
  3. Select the Users & Groups tab
  4. Select the Import Users button
  5. Download the sample user provisioning CSV file by selecting Download sample file (this will save a file named SampleProvisioningFile.csv to your computer)
  6. Edit the SampleProvisioningFile.csv and fill out the columns with the following values:
Field Description Value (for SSO)
Username Egnyte username username
LastName User's last name last name
FirstName User's first name first name
Email User's email address JumpCloud email address
Role User type (Admin, Standard, Power)
AuthType Authentication authority sso
IdPUserID User's JumpCloud username JumpCloud Email Address
UserPrincipleName Used for Active Directory (leave empty)
Active activates/deactivates user yes
SendInvite Send email invitation to user yes to send email to user, otherwise no
Special Action   (leave empty)
  1. Save the file (preserving CSV format)
  2. In the Import Users dialog in Egnyte, select Choose file to upload the CSV file
  3. Select the Allow the creation of new users checkbox
  4. (If desired) Select the Allow updating of existing users checkbox
  5. Ensure the Allow deletion of users checkbox is not selected (unless desired)
  6. Select Import

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 09:21AM MDT

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