Egnyte cloud application

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Using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), your users can use their Google Cloud credentials to sign in to enterprise-cloud applications.

Set up SSO via SAML for Egnyte

Here's how to set up single sign-onn (SSO) via SAML for the Egnyte application.

Step 1: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP)
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Click the plus (+) icon at bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Egnyte in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL.
    • Copy and save the Entity ID.
    • Download the Certificate.
  6. Click Next.

    The Basic information window shows the Application name and Description seen by users.

  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Service Provider Details page, edit the ACS URL,  replacing {your‑domain} with your domain name.
  9. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Egnyte as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to https://{your-domain}.egnyte.com with your organization's Egnyte administrator account.
  3. Click   > Settings.
  4. Click the Configuration tab.
  5. Click Security & Authentication.
  6. In the Single Sign-on Authentication section, select or enter the following values in these fields:
    • Single sign-on authentication: SAML 2.0
    • Identity provider: CustomRedirect
    • Identity provider login URL: SSO URL (copied in Step 1 above)
    • Identity provider entity ID: Entity ID (copied in Step 1 above)
    • Identity provider certificate: the certificate you downloaded in Step 1
    • Default user mapping: Email address
  7. Click Save.

Enable SSO in Egnyte for specific Google users:

  1. At the top of the window, click the Users & Groups tab.
  2. Click the checkbox to select the user you're configuring SSO for, then click Details at right.
  3. Click Profile and enter the following information:
    • From the Authentication menu, select SSO.
    • For IdP Username, enter the user's email address.
  4. Click Save.
Step 3: Enable the Egnyte app
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Select Egnyte.
  4. Click User access.
  5. To turn on or off a service for everyone in your organization, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save.

  6. To turn on or off a service only for users in an organizational unit:

    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. Select On or Off.
    3. To keep the service turned on or off even when the service is turned on or off for the parent organizational unit, click Override.
    4. If the organization's status is already Overridden, choose an option:
      • Inherit—Reverts to the same setting as its parent.
      • Save—Saves your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).

    Learn more about organizational structure.

  7. (Optional) Turn on the service for a group of users.
    Use access groups to turn on a service for specific users within or across your organizational units. Learn more

  8. Ensure that your Egnyte user account email IDs match those in the domain for your Google service.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

Egnyte supports both Identity Provider (IdP) initiated and Service Provider (SP) initiated SSO. Follow these steps to verify SSO in either mode:

IdP-initiated

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Select Egnyte.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Egnyte should open in a separate tab. If it doesn’t, use the information in the resulting SAML error messages to update your IdP and SP settings as needed, then retest SAML login.

SP-initiated

  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open https://yourdomain.egnyte.com and attempt to sign in. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign in page.
  3. Enter your sign in credentials.
  4. After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you are automatically redirected back to Egnyte.

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