This guide will walk you through how to set up SSO for Egnyte using Azure Active Directory.
Adding Egnyte from the gallery
To configure the integration of Egnyte into Azure AD, you need to add Egnyte from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Egnyte from the gallery, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
2. Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.
3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
4. In the search box, type Egnyte.
5. In the results panel, select Egnyte, and then click Add button to add the application.
Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Egnyte based on a test user called "Britta Simon."
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Egnyte is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Egnyte needs to be established.
In Egnyte, assign the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username to establish the link relationship.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Egnyte, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Creating an Egnyte test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Egnyte that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Testing Single Sign-On - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configuring Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal and configure single sign-on in your Egnyte application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Egnyte, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Egnyte application integration page, click Single sign-on.
2. On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.
3. On the Egnyte Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:
In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https<companyname>.egnyte.com
Select Show Advanced URL settings and enter the following URL in the
4. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate(Base64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.
5. Click Save button.
6. On the Egnyte Configuration section, click Configure Egnyte to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Entity ID, and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.
7. In a different web browser window, log in to your Egnyte company site as an administrator.
8. Click Settings.
9. In the menu, click Settings.
10. Click the Configuration tab, and then click Security.
11. In the Single Sign-On Authentication section, perform the following steps:
a. As Single sign-on authentication, select SAML 2.0.
b. As Identity provider, select AzureAD.
c. Paste SAML Single Sign-On Service URL copied from Azure portal into the Identity provider login URL textbox.
d. Paste SAML Entity ID which you have copied from Azure portal into the Identity provider entity ID textbox.
e. Open your base-64 encoded certificate in notepad downloaded from Azure portal, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the Identity provider certificate text box. Be sure to remove the BEGIN and END delimiter lines.
f. As Default user mapping, select Email address.
g. As Use domain-specific issuer value, select disabled.
h. Click Save.
Creating an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:
1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation pane, click Azure Active Directory icon.
2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups and click All users.
3. To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.
4. On the User dealog page, perform the following steps:
a. In the Name textbox, type BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name textbox, type the email address of BrittaSimon.
c. Select Show Password and write down the value of the Password.
d. Click Create.
Creating an Egnyte test user
To enable Azure AD users to log in to Egnyte, they must be provisioned into Egnyte. In the case of Egnyte, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user accounts, perform the following steps:
1. Log in to your Egnyte company site as administrator.
2. Go to Settings > Users & Groups.
3. Click Add New User, and then select the type of user you want to add.
4. In the New Power User section, perform the following steps:
a. Type the Email, Username, and other details of a valid Azure Active Directory account you want to provision.
b. Click Save.
- For existing users, Go to Users and Groups => Select the user => Click Details => Edit user profile => Change the Authentication Type to SSO => Save
Assigning the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Egnyte.
To assign Britta Simon to Egnyte, perform the following steps:
1. In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.
2. In the applications list, select Egnyte.
3. In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.
4. Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.
5. On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.
6. Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.
7. Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.
Test the setup by having a user login to Egnyte. All SSO authenticated users will be re-directed to your SSO page when attempting to login on Egnyte.