Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of security used when logging into websites or apps to authenticate users through more than one required security and validation procedure that only they know or have access to. Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is a protocol for authenticating to web applications. SAML allows federated apps and organizations to communicate and trust one another’s users.
Acceptto™, as a SAML provider, improves the user login experience for Dropbox users with convenient MFA, and offers a simple SAML solution for adding MFA and single sign-on (SSO) on Dropbox.
- An Acceptto account with a configured Identity Provider and LDAP Agent (See this page for the instructions).
- A user with administrative privileges (Team Admin) for the Dropbox panel.
- A user with administrative privileges for the Acceptto Cloud dashboard.
Download the SAML metadata and certificate for your organization from Acceptto.
Metadata Download at
https://sso.acceptto.com/<myorganization>/saml/download/metadataor view at
Certificate Download at
Log into your Dropbox and enter your username and password.
Navigate to the Admin Console > Settings and choose Single Sign-on under Authentication.
Set Single sign-on to optional or required.
Enter the Sign-in URL you got earlier from Acceptto.
Click the certificate button. Upload the X.509 certificate file you got from Acceptto earlier.
Click the Copy link button and send it to your users for SSO login.
Login to the Acceptto Dashboard with an administrative account and go to Applications.
Create a new application by selecting the Create New Application.
In the New Application form, enter the following values under the General tab.
- App Name - The application name displayed in the admin panel and application portal and used for push notifications and audit logs (e.g. Dropbox)
- Type - Select "SAML Service Provider" from the options
- Out of Band Methods - Select the allowed methods for approving MFA requests
- Message for MFA Requests - Enter the user-facing message for Push, SMS, and email MFA requests (optional)
Under the SAML Service Provider Configuration tab, enter the following values:
- Issuer or Entity ID – The Issuer/EntityID of the SAML application. By default, it should be Dropbox.
- Sign in URL - The link used by your users to access Dropbox.
- Metadata URL - The URL containing metadata about your Dropbox.
- Name ID Format - Dropbox requires that the NameID contains the user's email address.
- ACS URL - The Dropbox post-back URL that is https://www.dropbox.com/saml_login.
Go to the Dropbox SSO link you received from the first section. You will be redirected to the Acceptto SAML page after entering your username.
After successful authentication, you’ll see the Acceptto MFA options. Select your desired method and pass the verification stage on the It’sMe mobile app.
You are now authenticated with Acceptto SSO-MFA and will be redirected to your Dropbox page.
If you require assistance, please email us at email@example.com
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