Single Sign On (SSO) for Zoho
miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for Zoho. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to Zoho to your employees within minutes.

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miniOrange provides secure access to Zoho for enterprises and full control over access of application. Single Sign On (SSO) into Zoho with one set of login credentials.

miniOrange supports both IdP (Identity Provider) and SP (Service Provider) initiated Single Sign On (SSO)

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

Step 1: Validate your Zoho domain (skip this step if you already have a verified Zoho domain)

  1. Login to your Zoho account and access Zoho Mail.
  2. Click on Control Panel and select Mail and Docs.

  3. Go to Domains, click on Add Domain and add your domain.

  4. In the list, click the icon under the Verified column for your domain to validate it.

  5. Follow the steps specified on the page that opens up and after that click on Verify to validate your domain.

Step 2: Configure SAML for Zoho

  1. Login to miniOrange Admin Console.
  2. Go to Apps >> Manage Apps . Click Configure Apps button.
  3. Click on SAML tab. Select Zoho and click Add App button.

  4. Make sure the SP Entity ID or Issuer is in the format:
  5. Make sure the ACS URL is in the format:
  6. Leave the Attributes section empty.
  7. Click on Save to configure Zoho.
  8. Click on Download Certificate link to download the certificate which will be required later.

  9. Login to your Zoho domain as the Account Administrator and access Zoho Mail.
  10. Click on Control Panel and select Mail and Docs.

  11. Go to SAML Authentication and enter the details as shown:
  12. Login URL
    Logout URL
    Change Password URL
    PublicKeyClick on Get key From File and select the certificate downloaded earlier.
  13. Click on OK to save the SAML SSO Settings.

Step 3: Create a policy for Zoho

  1. Login to miniOrange Admin Console.
  2. Go to Policies >> App Authentication Policy.
  3. Add a new policy for Zoho.
    1. Select Zoho from Application dropdown.
    2. Select a Group Name from dropdown - the group for which you want to add Zoho policy.
    3. Give a policy name for Zoho in Policy Name field.
    4. Select the First Factor Type for authentication.
    5. Enable Second Factor for authentication if required.
    6. Click on Save button to add policy for Zoho Single Sign On (SSO).

  4. Now click on Onboard users into our system from View Policy Tab.

Step 4: Onboard users into our system.

  1. Download sample csv format from our console and create a CSV file containing your users in this format.

  2. Upload your CSV in our console via Bulk Upload.
  3. After uploading the CSV file successfully, you will see a success message.
  4. From Users/Groups menu, select Manage Users/Groups and go to On Boarding Status. Select users to send activation mail and click on send activation mail. An activation mail will be sent to the selected users.

Step 5: Register users into our system (End Users)

  1. Sign In to your mail and click on registration link that is valid only for 5 days. You will be redirected to our registration page.
  2. Configure your basic details.

  3. Configure any strong authentication method.

  4. Configure KBA (Security Questions) as your fallback method, in case you lost your phone this will get invoked and save your details.

  5. After successful registration, you will see a registration successful message.

Step 6: Now sign in to your Zoho account with miniOrange IdP following either of the two steps:

    1. Using SP initiated login :-

    1. Go to your Portal URL (say for example: or go to and you will be redirected to miniOrange IdP Sign On Page.

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

    2. Using IdP initiated login :-

    1. Login to your miniOrange Self Service Console as an End User and click on the Zoho icon on your Dashboard.

Using Two Factor Authentication for ZOHO

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, track 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 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.

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