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How to Enable IP Restriction | Device Restriction | Location Restriction | Time Of Access Restriction for Dropbox?




How can IP Restriction restrict access to Dropbox to our company offices?


miniOrange allows you to use IP Restriction policy to provide or deny access to the users based on trusted IP Addresses.

  1. For the IP Restriction to work, the Admin must create a policy specifying permitted IP addresses which allows the access to the application.
  2. To block the access, Admin must specify an action which needs to be performed when a user tries to login from a non trusted IP address (Such as Deny or Challenge the user with 2FA).
  3. Once the restriction policy is configured, it can be applied to any application’s login policy to enable IP restriction for that application


Adaptive Authentication through configuring IP Restriction


Adaptive Authentication Device Restriction limiting device count

How can Device Restriction restrict access to Dropbox to our corporate devices?


miniOrange allows you to restrict use of your application only within intranet ( office premises ) and blocks user access from outside the network. Additionally you can keep access open for some users from outside the network by creating different groups for them.

  1. In this restriction method admin allows end-users to add a fixed number of devices as trusted devices for their account.Once a device is registered for a user, that user’s device becomes the trusted device and he will be allowed to login without any restriction.
  2. When a user initiates the login process for an application for which Device Restriction is enabled, the attributes related to the user's browser session are captured for evaluations.
  3. Based on these attributes, the miniOrange Adaptive Engine checks and evaluates the decision for that particular user. (i.e Allow, Deny or Challenge with 2FA).
  4. Based on the decision calculated, the user is redirected to the appropriate action. (i.e Allowed to login if the decision is allow, denied to login if decision is deny or challenged with 2FA if the decision is challenge)

We can connect with any External IDP/Directory

miniOrange provides user authentication from external directories like ADFS, Microsoft Active Directory, Azure AD, OpenLDAP, Google, AWS Cognito etc. It also provides user authentication with other IDPs like Shibboleth, PING, Okta, OneLogin, KeyCloak and many more.

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

Pre-requisite

  • Need SAML enabled admin account for Dropbox.

Step 1: Configure Dropbox in miniOrange

  • Login into miniOrange Admin Console.
  • Go to Apps >> Manage Apps.
  • Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) manage apps

  • Click on Add Applicaton button.
  • Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) add app

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

  • In the next step, search for your application from the list, if your application is not found. Search for "custom" and you can set up your app via Custom SAML App.
  • Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) manage apps

  • Enter the SP Entity ID or Issuer as https://ww.dropbox.com/saml_login.
  • Enter the ACS URL as https://www.dropbox.com/saml_login.
  • You can add additional attributes using add attribute option.
  • Dropbox Single Sign On (sso) configuration steps

  • Go to the Add Policy and select DEFAULT from the Group Name dropdown.
  • Now enter the Dropbox in the Policy Name field.
  • Select PASSWORD from the First Factor Type dropdown.
  • Click on Save to configure Dropbox.
  • Dropbox Single Sign On (sso) add 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 Dropbox.
  • Dropbox Single Sign On (sso) download metadata

  • keep SAML Login URL and click on Download Certificate to download the certificate which you will require in Step 2.
  • Dropbox Single Sign On (sso) keep values for configuration

Step 2: Choose Your User Directory

2.1: Setup AD as User Directory

  1. Login to miniOrange dashboard from the Admin Console.
  2. From the left side menu, click on User Stores >> Add User Store.
  3. Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) configure user store

  4. Select User Store type as AD/LDAP.
  5. DropboxSingle Sign-On (SSO)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. Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) select ad/ldap user store type

  6. Enter LDAP Display Name and LDAP Identifier name.
  7. Select Directory Type as Active Directory.
  8. Enter the LDAP Server URL or IP Address against LDAP Server URL field.
  9. Click on Test Connection button to verify if you have made a successful connection with your LDAP server.
  10. Dropbox  Single Sign-On (SSO)configure LDAP server URL Connection

  11. In Active Directory, go to the properties of user containers/OU's and search for Distinguished Name attribute.
  12. Dropbox  Single Sign-On (SS0)configure user bind account domain name

  13. Enter the valid Bind account Password.
  14. Click on Test Bind Account Credentials button to verify your LDAP Bind credentials for LDAP connection.
  15. Dropbox  Single Sign-On (SS0)check bind account credentials

  16. 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.
  17. Dropbox  Single Sign-On (SSO) configure user search base

  18. Select a suitable Search filter from the drop down menu. To use custom Search Filter select "Custom Search Filter" option and customize it accordingly.
  19. Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO)select user search filter

  20. 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.
  21. Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) 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

  22. 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.
  23. Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO)test AD/Ldap connection

  24. On Successful connection with LDAP Server, a success message is shown.
  25. Click on Test Attribute Mapping.
  26. Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) LDAP successful connection

  27. Enter a valid Username. Then, click on Test. Mapped Attributes corresponding to the user are fetched.
  28. Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO)Fetch mapped attributes for user

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


2.2: Setup miniOrange as a User Store

  1. Log in to miniOrange Admin Console.
  2. There are 3 ways to setup miniOrange as an Identity Source

    2.2.1 Create User in miniOrange

    • Click on Users >> Add User.
    • Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO)add user in miniOrange

    • Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
    • DropboxSingle Sign-On (SSO) 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.
    • DropboxSingle Sign-On (SSO) 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.
    • Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) 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.
    • Dropbox reset user password
    • Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.

    2.2.2 Bulk Upload Users in miniOrange via Uploading CSV File.

    • Navigate to Users >> User List. Click on Add User button.
    • Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO)add user via bulk upload

    • In Bulk User Registration Download sample csv format from our console and edit this csv file according to the instructions.
    • Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) 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.
    • Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) 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.

    2.2.3 Self User Registration

    • miniOrange self user registration allows end users to register themselves using customized registration form. miniOrange admin users can customize the registration form by adding more custom fields according to their choice. Follow the miniOrange guide to customize user self registration page.

Step 3: Setup SSO in Dropbox Admin Account

  • Sign in to Dropbox with your admin account.
  • Go to Admin Console in the left-hand sidebar on the Dropbox page.
  • Dropbox Single Sign On (sso) admin console

  • Navigate to Settings >> Authentication >> Single sign-on
  • Dropbox Single Sign On (sso) select authentication

  • Under Single sign-on, select the Enable single sign-on checkbox. You will see the option to configure single sign-on.
  • You can make single sign on Optional or Required.
  • Enter Sign in URL as SP Initiated Redirect Endpoint that you got from Step 1.
  • Dropbox Single Sign On (sso) sp initiated steps

  • Upload your miniOrange Certificate as X.509 certificate that was downloaded in Step 1.
    Note: The certificate should be in .pem format.
  • Save the settings.

Step 4: Login to your Dropbox account with miniOrange IdP by either of the two steps:

    Using SP Initiated Login

    1. Go to your Dropbox 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.
    2. Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) login

    3. Enter your miniOrange login credential and click on Login. You will be automatically logged in to your Dropbox account.

    Using IDP Initiated Login

    1. Login to miniOrange IdP using admin credentials and select the User Dashboard from the right side menu.
    2. Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) user dashboard

    3. Click on Dropbox application which you added, to verify your SSO configuration.
    4. Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) verify configuration

Step 5: Adaptive Authentication with Dropbox

5.1: Restricting access to Dropbox with IP Blocking

    You can use adaptive authentication with Dropbox 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.
  • Dropbox 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.
  • Dropbox 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 Challenege 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 Notofication
  • 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 recieve a OTP on the alternate email he has configured threw Self Service Conolse. 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.
  • Dropbox 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.


5.2: 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 wii be able to access services provided by us on this fixed no. of devices.

    You can cofigure Adaptive Authentication with Device Restriction in follwing 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.
  • Dropbox 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.
  • Dropbox Single Sign-On (SSO) Restrict Access adaptive authentication enable device restriction


5.3: Add Adaptive Authentication policy to Dropbox.

  • Login to Self Service Console >> Policies.
  • Click on Edit option for predefined SAML app policy.
  • Dropbox 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.
  • Dropbox 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.

More Secure authentication with Two-Factor Authentication

The most practical way to strengthen authentication is to require a second factor after the username/password stage. Since a password is something that a user knows, ensuring that the user also has something or using biometrics thwarts attackers that steal or gain access to passwords.

Traditional two-factor authentication solutions use hardware tokens (or "fobs") that users carry on their keychains. These tokens generate one-time passwords for the second stage of the login process. However, hardware tokens can cost up to $40 each. It takes time and effort to distribute them, tracks who has which one, and replace them when they break. They're easy to lose, hard to use, and users consistently report high levels of frustration with token-based systems.


Your choice of the second factor

miniOrange authentication service has 15+ authentication methods.

You can choose from any of the above authentication methods to augment your password based authentication. miniOrange authentication service works with all phone types, from landlines to smart-phone platforms. In the simplest case, users just answer a phone call and press a button to authenticate. miniOrange authentication service works internationally and has customers authenticating from many countries around the world.


For further details refer :
https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/1909
https://www.dropbox.com/guide/admin/security/configure-single-sign-on

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