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Evernote Business

Introduction#

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 Evernote Business users with convenient MFA, and offers a simple SAML solution for adding MFA and single sign-on (SSO) on Evernote.

Pre-Requisites#

  1. An Acceptto account with a configured Identity Provider and LDAP Agent (See this page for the instructions).
  2. A user with administrative privileges (Team Admin) for the Evernote Business.
  3. A user with administrative privileges for the Acceptto Cloud dashboard.

Acceptto SAML Configuration as Identity Provider (IdP)#

  1. Login to the Acceptto Dashboard with an administrative account and go to Applications.

  2. Create a new application by selecting the Create New Application.

    Create new application

  3. 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. Evernote Business)
    • 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)

    New application settings

  4. 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 https://www.evernote.com/saml2.
    • Sign in URL - The link used by your users to access Evernote. By default, it should be https://www.evernote.com/Login.action.
    • Metadata URL - The URL containing metadata about your Evernote.
    • Name ID Format - Evernote requires that the NameID contains the user's email address.
    • ACS URL - The Evernote post-back URL that is https://www.evernote.com/SamlConsumer.action.

    New application settings

  5. Click Save.

Evernote Configuration#

  1. Download the SAML metadata and certificate for your organization from Acceptto.

    Metadata Download at https://sso.acceptto.com/<myorganization>/saml/download/metadata or view at https://sso.acceptto.com/<myorganization>/saml/metadata

    Certificate Download at https://sso.acceptto.com/<myorganization>/saml/download/cert

  2. Login to the Evernote with an administrative account.

  3. Click on your account name and select Admin Console.

Evernote Admin console

  1. Click on Single Sign-On from Security section and enter the following:
    SAML HTTP Request URL: Copy Acceptto SAML Single Sign-On URL obtained earlier.
    X.509 Certificate: Copy the Acceptto SAML Signing Certificate obtained earlier.

Evernote authentication

  1. Click Save & Enable.

Test your setup#

  1. Sign in to Evernote web and enter your username. You will be redirected to the Acceptto SAML page.

Acceptto sign in page

  1. After successful authentication, you’ll see the Acceptto MFA options. Select your desired method and approve the authentication attempt via the It’sMe mobile app.

Acceptto MFA

  1. You are now authenticated with Acceptto SSO-MFA and will be redirected to your Evernote page.

Support#

If you require assistance, please email us at support@acceptto.com

Sales#

Want to learn more about our MFA solutions? Contact our Professional Services for a Demo today.

Disclaimer#

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