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Okta Installation Guide

Introduction

This guide will walk you through how to set up SSO for Egnyte using Okta.

Set up Okta for Egnyte

Configure Egnyte Settings for Okta

Import Users into Okta

 

Set up Okta for Egnyte

1. Log in to Okta.  Click on the "Admin" button to enter the administrative view.

2. Under the "Applications" tab, search for Egnyte by "Add Applications".

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3. Click on the "General" tab.  Enter the following settings.

  • Application Label: label that Egnyte will have on your Okta homepage, e.g. "Egnyte".
  • Egnyte Sub-Domain: Your Egnyte account domain, <yourdomain.egnyte.com>. If you log into "https://acme.egnyte.com", you would just type "acme" here.
  • Application Visibility: Leave unchecked.  This allows users to see the Egnyte application on the Okta homepage.

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4. Click “Next” to access the "Sign On" tab.  Select the "SAML 2.0" option.

Note: Look for the button to "View Setup Instructions" in the box with the yellow panel.  Click this button and keep the instructions that pop up open in a separate tab (we will require this page for configuration on Egnyte after completing this section).

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Note the button to "View Setup Instructions" in the box with the yellow panel.  Click this button and keep the instructions that pop up open in a separate tab.  We will revisit them in a few steps.

 

5. Please refer to the Provisioning Okta article for provisioning users already in Okta to Egnyte.

6. On Egnyte's application configuration page in Okta you can change settings and grant users access to Egnyte.  First, you will need to log into your Egnyte account to enable SSO.

Configure Egnyte Settings for Okta

Import Users into Okta

1. Log into Egnyte through the Web UI.  Navigate to "Settings" --> "Users & Groups" --> "Power Users".

2. Click the "Import" button.

3. In the import dialog, click on "Download Sample File" to download the sample user provisioning CSV file.

 

4. Open the downloaded CSV file in Microsoft Excel and fill out the columns with the following values:

Here's an example of how it will look in Microsoft Excel:

Note: Periods, underscores, and hyphens can be placed in usernames; however, usernames cannot begin with these symbols nor can a username end with a period.

5. Save the file in CSV format.

6. Upload the File to Egnyte by clicking on "Choose File" in the "Import Users" dialog and selecting the file you just saved.

7. If you are using the spreadsheet to create new employee accounts in Egnyte, select the checkbox "Allow the creation of new users".  If your employees already have accounts in Egnyte and you are now allowing them to have SSO access, select "Allow updating of existing users".  When updating existing employees,  you will only need to complete the Username, AuthType, and ldpUserID columns; the rest can be left blank.

8. Click "Import" and wait for the confirmation email that indicates your user import has completed.

9. Test the setup by logging out of your Egnyte account.  You should now see a different login page that now includes a single sign-on option on the right.  Click "Login" and you should be redirected to your SSO provider. Log in.  You should be redirected to your Egnyte domain.

 

 

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