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Dropbox Single Sign On (SSO)
miniOrange provides a ready to use single sign-on solution for Dropbox for Business. This single sign-on solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to Dropbox for Business to your employees within minutes.
miniOrange provides secure access to Dropbox for Business ( enterprises ) and full control over access of applications, Single Sign On (SSO) into your Dropbox Account with one set of login credentials, eliminating user-managed passwords and the risk of phishing.
miniOrange supports both IdP (Identity Provider) and SP (Service Provider) initiated Single Sign On (SSO)
IdP Initiated Single Sign-On (SSO) for Dropbox
In IdP Initiated Login, SAML request is initiated from miniOrange IdP.
Enduser first authenticates through miniOrange Idp by login into miniOrange Self Service Console.
The Enduser will be redirected to their Dropbox account by clicking the Dropbox icon on the Enduser Dashboard - there is no need to log in again.
SP Initiated Single Sign-On (SSO) for Dropbox
In SP Initiated Login, SAML request is initiated by Dropbox.
An Enduser tries to access their Dropbox domain.
They will be redirected to miniOrange Self Service Console.
Here they can enter the miniOrange login credentials and login to their Dropbox Account.
Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for Dropbox Single Sign On (SSO)
Go to Admin Console in the left-hand sidebar on the Dropbox page.
In the left-hand sidebar, select Authentication from Admin Console
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.
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 3: Onboard users into our system.
Click on Users >> Add User.
Here, fill the user details without the password and then click on the Create User button.
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.
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 Reset Password button.
Now, you can log in into miniOrange account by entering your credentials.
Go to miniOrange dashboard and select the User Dashboard from the right side menu.
Click on Dropbox application which you added, to verify your sso configuration.
Using Two Factor Authentication for Dropbox
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.