Automox 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 Automox

Here's how to set up Single Sign-On (SSO) via SAML for the Automox application.

Step 1: Get Google identity provider (IdP) information
  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 thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Click Add appand thenSearch for apps.
  4. Enter Automox in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Automox SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page:
    1. Copy and save the SSO URL.
    2. Copy and save the Entity ID.
    3. Download the Certificate.

Leave the Admin console open, you'll continue with the configuration wizard after performing the next step in Automox.

Step 2: Set up Automox as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new browser tab.
  2. Sign in to Automox with your administrator account.
  3. Navigate to Settings and then Security.
  4. In the SAML section, click Enable.
  5. On the Setup SAML screen, copy and save the Automox ACS URL and Automox Entity ID. You’ll need these values when you return to the Admin console in Step 3 to complete SSO setup.
  6. Enter the following information in the Setup SAML entry fields:
    • Entity ID: the Entity ID copied in Step 1.
    • x509: the contents of the certificate downloaded in Step 1.
    • Login URL: the SSO URL copied in Step 1.
  7. (Optional) Check the Provision New Users option to automatically create a new Automox account when authorized users attempt to sign in.
  8. Click Save.
Step 3: Finish SSO configuration in Admin console
  1. Return to the Admin console browser tab.
  2. In the SSO configuration wizard, click Next.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. On the Service provider details page, replace the default ACS URL and Entity ID values with the ACS URL and Entity ID values you copied from Automox in Step 2.
  5. Click Continue.

    Note: Attribute mapping is not required for Automox.

  6. On the Attribute mapping page, click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the Automox app
  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 thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select Automox.
  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. (Optional) To turn a service on or off for an organizational unit:

    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. Select On or Off.
    3. Click Override to keep your setting if the service for the parent organizational unit is changed.
    4. If Overridden is already set for the organizational unit, 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 Automox user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select Automox.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Automox 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. Navigate to your Automox instance. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  3. Enter your username and password.

After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you're automatically redirected back to Automox.



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