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Cisco Spark Single Sign-On SSO


Cisco Spark Platform provide the platform with SAASPASS multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure single sign-on (SSO) and integrate it with SAML without any time limitation and code. You have to just log into your Cisco Spark Platform services securely to your both desktop / laptop and mobile with SAASPASS Instant Login (Proximity, Scan Barcode, On-Device Login and Remote Login). Here no need to remember passwords for the same.


Single Sign-on(SSO) solution for Cisco Spark is a cloud based service. With this service you need only one password for all your web & SaaS apps including Cisco Spark. miniOrange provides secure access and full control to Cisco Spark for enterprises and applications. With the help of the given guide you can configure Cisco Spark easily.


miniOrange and Cisco Spark Single Sign-On (SSO) integration supports the following features:


  • SP Initiated Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • IdP Initiated Single Sign-On (SSO)

Connect with External Source of Users


miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Shibboleth, Ping, Okta, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more.



Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for Cisco Spark Single Sign-On (SSO)

1. Configure Cisco Spark Platform in miniOrange

  • Login into miniOrange Admin Console.
  • Go to Apps and click on Add Application button.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) add app

  • In Choose Application Type click on Create App button in SAML/WS-FED application type.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) choose app type

  • Search for Cisco Spark Platform in the list, if you don't find Cisco Spark Platform in the list then, search for custom and you can set up your application via Custom SAML App.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) manage apps

  • Login to the Cisco Webex Control Hub at as an administrator.
  • Click on Settings >> Authentication >> Modify.
  • Cisco Spark Platform saml configure

  • Select option Integrate a 3rd-party provider. (Advanced) and click on Next.
  • Cisco Spark Platform saml setting

  • Click on Download Metadata File and open it in text editor formate.
  • Cisco Spark Platform saml metadata

  • Copy the value of entityID (It will like this: https://idbroker.webex.com/1aa2b3c…). You will find this value in downloaded metadata file.

2. Configure SSO in Cisco Spark

  • Login to miniOrange Admin Console.
  • Go to Apps >> Manage Apps. Click on Add Application button.
  • cisco spark Single Sign-On(SSO) add new saml app

  • Click on SAML tab and search for Cisco Spark. Click on Cisco Spark (SAML) app.
  • cisco spark Single Sign-On(SSO) add app

  • Enter the SP Entity ID which you save it in Step 1.
  • Enter the value of ACS URL as https://SITENAME.webex.com
    Note: Replace SITENAME in the URL below with the name of your Webex site.
  • Select the Email ID from the Name ID dropdown.
  • Cisco Spark Platform saml app configure

  • Go to the Add Policy and select DEFAULT from the Group Name dropdown
  • Now enter the Cisco Spark in the "Policy Name field.
  • Select PASSWORD from the First Factor Type dropdown.
  • Click on Save to configure Cisco Spark Platform.

  • Cisco Spark Platform saml policy

  • Click on Metadata link to download the metadata which will be required later. Click on Link to see the IDP initiated SSO link for Cisco Spark
  • Cisco Spark Platform saml metadata link

  • Click on Download Metadata link to download the certificate which will be required later.
  • Cisco Spark Platform saml download metadata

  • Login to Cisco Webex Control Hub at https://admin.webex.com as an administrator and configure Cisco Spark with IDP settings. You can configure IDP details from above screenshot or directly upload the downloaded metadata file.

3. Test SSO Configuration

Test SSO login to your Cisco Spark Platform account with miniOrange IdP:

    Using SP Initiated Login

    • Go to your Cisco Spark Platform URL, here you will be either asked to enter the username or click on the SSO link which will redirect you to miniOrange IdP Sign On Page.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) login

    • Enter your miniOrange login credential and click on Login. You will be automatically logged in to your Cisco Spark Platform account.

    Using IDP Initiated Login

    • Login to miniOrange IdP using your credentials.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) login

    • On the Dashboard, click on Cisco Spark Platform application which you have added, to verify SSO configuration.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) verify configuration


    Not able to configure or test SSO?


    Contact us or email us at idpsupport@xecurify.com and we'll help you setting it up in no time.



4. Configure Your User Directory (Optional)

miniOrange provides user authentication from various external sources, which can be Directories (like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc), Identity Providers (like Okta, Shibboleth, Ping, OneLogin, KeyCloak), Databases (like MySQL, Maria DB, PostgreSQL) and many more. You can configure your existing directory/user store or add users in miniOrange.



  • To add your users in miniOrange there are 2 ways:
  • 1. Create User in miniOrange

    • Click on Users >> Add User.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  VPN 2FA : Add user in miniOrange

    • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  MFA: Add user details

    • After successful user creation a notification message "An end user is added successfully" will be displayed at the top of the dashboard.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  Two-Factor Authentication: Add user details

    • Click on On Boarding Status tab. Check the email, with the registered e-mail id and select action Send Activation Mail with Password Reset Link from Select Action dropdown list and then click on Apply button.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  2FA: Select email action

    • Now, Open your email id. Open the mail you get from miniOrange and then click on the link to set your account password.
    • On the next screen, enter the password and confirm password and then click on the Single Sign-On (SSO) reset password button.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  Multi-Factor Authentication: Reset user password
    • Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.

    2. Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.

    • Navigate to Users >> User List. Click on Add User button.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  2FA: Add users via bulk upload

    • In Bulk User Registration Download sample csv format from our console and edit this csv file according to the instructions.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  Two-Factor authentication: Download sample csv file

    • To bulk upload users, choose the file make sure it is in comma separated .csv file format then click on Upload.
    • Cisco Spark Platform  2FA : Bulk upload user

    • After uploading the csv file successfully, you will see a success message with a link.
    • Click on that link you will see list of users to send activation mail. Select users to send activation mail and click on Send Activation Mail. An activation mail will be sent to the selected users.
  • On miniOrange dashboard left side menu, click on User Stores >> Add User Store.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  2FA: Configure User Store

  • Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  2FA: Select AD/LDAP as user store

    1. STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION IN MINIORANGE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in miniOrange. If active directory is behind a firewall, you will need to open the firewall to allow incoming requests to your AD.
    2. STORE LDAP CONFIGURATION ON PREMISE: Choose this option if you want to keep your configuration in your premise and only allow access to AD inside premises. You will have to download and install miniOrange gateway in your premise.
    3. Cisco Spark Platform  Two-Factor Authentication : Select ad/ldap user store type

  • Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier name.
  • Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
  • Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
  • Click on Test Connection button to verify if you have made a successful connection with your LDAP server.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  MFA/2FA: Configure LDAP server URL Connection

  • In Active Directory, go to the properties of user containers/OU's and search for Distinguished Name attribute.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  MFA: Configure user bind account domain name

  • Enter the valid Bind account Password.
  • Click on Test Bind Account Credentials button to verify your LDAP Bind credentials for LDAP connection.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  MFA: Check bind account credentials

  • Search Base is the location in the directory where the search for a user begins. You will get this from the same place you got your Distinguished name.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  2FA : Configure user search base

  • Select a suitable Search filter from the drop down menu. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and customize it accordingly.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  MFA/2FA : Select user search filter

  • You can also configure following options while setting up AD. Enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP. Click on the Save button to add user store.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  MFA : Activate LDAP options

    Here's the list of the attributes and what it does when we enable it. You can enable/disable accordingly.

    Attribute Description
    Activate LDAP All user authentications will be done with LDAP credentials if you Activate it
    Sync users in miniOrange Users will be created in miniOrange after authentication with LDAP
    Backup Authentication If LDAP credentials fail then user will be authenticated through miniOrange
    Allow users to change password This allows your users to change their password. It updates the new credentials in your LDAP server
    Enable administrator login On enabling this, your miniOrange Administrator login authenticates using your LDAP server
    Show IdP to users If you enable this option, this IdP will be visible to users
    Send Configured Attributes If you enable this option, then only the attributes configured below will be sent in attributes at the time of login

  • Click on Save. After this, it will show you the list of User stores. Click on Test Configuration to check whether you have enter valid details. For that, it will ask for username and password.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  2FA: Test AD/Ldap connection

  • On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
  • Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  LDAP successful connection

  • Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  MFA: Fetch mapped attributes for user

  • After successful Attribute Mapping Configuration, go back to the ldap configuration and enable Activate LDAP in order to authenticate users from AD/LDAP.
  • Refer our guide to setup LDAPS on windows server.

    User Import and Provisioning from AD

  • Go to Settings in the Customer Admin Account.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   miniOrange dashboard

  • Enable the "Enable User Auto Registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable User Auto Registration

  • (Optional) To send a welcome email to all the end users that will be imported, enable the "Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration" option and click Save.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   Enable sending Welcome Emails after user registration

  • From the Left-Side menu of the dashboard select Provisioning.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync/Provisioning

  • In Setup Provisioning tab select Active Directory in the Select Application Drop Down.
  • Toggle the Import Users tab, click on Save button.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Active Directory Configuration

  • On the same section, switch to Import Users section.
  • Select Active Directory from the dropdown and click on the Import Users tab, to import all the users from Active Directory to miniOrange.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User Sync Import Operation

  • You can view all the Users you have imports by selecting Users >> User List from Left Panel.
  • MFA/Two-Factor Authentication(2FA) for   User List

  • All the imported users will be auto registered.
  • These groups will be helpful in adding multiple 2FA policies on the applications.

miniOrange integrates with various external user sources such as directories, identity providers, and etc.

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5. Adaptive Authentication with Cisco Spark Platform

A. Restricting access to Cisco Spark Platform with IP Blocking

    You can use adaptive authentication with Cisco Spark Platform Single Sign-On (SSO) to improve the security and functionality of Single Sign-On. You can allow a IP Address in certain range for SSO or you can deny it based your requirements and you can also challenge the user to verify his authenticity. Adaptive authentication manages the user authentication bases on different factors such as Device ID, Location, Time of Access, IP Address and many more.

    You can configure Adaptive Authentication with IP Blocking in following way:
  • Login to Self Service Console >> Adaptive Authentication.
  • Add a Policy Name for your Adaptive Authentication Policy.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authnetication policy

  • Select your Action for behaviour Change and Challenge Type for user from the Action for behaviour Change Section.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication behaviour change


    Action for behaviour Change Options :


    Attribute Description
    Allow Allow user to authenticate and use services if Adaptive authentication condition is true.
    Challenge Challenge users with one of the three methods mentioned below for verifying user authenticity.
    Deny Deny user authentications and access to services if Adaptive authentication condition is true.

    Challenge Type Options :

    Attribute Description
    User second Factor The User needs to authenticate using the second factor he has opted or assigned for such as
  • OTP over SMS
  • PUSH Notification
  • OTP over Email
  • And 12 more methods.
  • KBA (Knowledge-based authentication) The System will ask user for 2 of 3 questions he has configured in his Self Service Console. Only after right answer to both questions user is allowed to proceed further.
    OTP over Alternate Email User will receive a OTP on the alternate email he has configured threw Self Service Console. Once user provides the correct OTP he is allowed to proceed further.

  • Now Enable Enable IP Restriction option from the IP RESTRICTION CONFIGURATION section to configure custom IP range.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication ip blocking

  • Select the Action you want to perform if the IP address is out of the range. i.e. Allow, Challenge & Deny.
  • Specify the IP Address range for which you want above setting to reflect. You can add more than one IP Address ranges by clicking on following button +.
  • Scroll to the end and click on save.


B. Adaptive Authentication with Limiting number of devices.

    Using Adaptive Authentication you can also restrict the number of devices the end user can access the Services on. You can allow end users to access services on a fixed no. of devices. The end users will be able to access services provided by us on this fixed no. of devices.

    You can configure Adaptive Authentication with Device Restriction in following way

  • Login to Self Service Console >> Adaptive Authentication.
  • Add a Policy Name for your Adaptive Authentication Policy.
  • Select your Action for behaviour Change and Challenge Type for user from the Action for behaviour Change Section.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication behaviour and challenge type


  • Scroll down to Device Configuration section and enable Allow User to Register Device option to allow users to register their devices.
  • Enter the Number of Devices which are allowed to register in field next to Number of Device Registrations Allowed
  • Choose Action if number of devices exceeded (This will override your setting for Action for Behaviour Change.)
    1. Challenge: The user needs to verify himself using any of the three methods mentioned in table in step 5.1
    2. Deny : Deny users access to the system
  • Enable option Send email alerts to Users if number of Device registrations exceeded allowed count if you want to alert the user about no of devices exceeding the limit. Save the configuration.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication enable device restriction


C. Add Adaptive Authentication policy to Cisco Spark Platform .

  • Login to Self Service Console >> Policies.
  • Click on Edit option for predefined SAML app policy.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (sso) edit device restriction policy

  • Set your application name in the Application and select password as Login Method.
  • Enable Adaptive Authentication on Policy page and select the required restriction method as an option.
  • From Select Login Policy dropdown select the policy we created in last step and click on save.
  • Cisco Spark Platform  Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access save device restriction policy

    How to add a trusted Device
    1. When End-user log in to the self service console after the policy for device restriction is on, he is provided the option to add the current device as a trusted device.

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