Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of security used when logging into websites or apps in which individuals are authenticated through more than one required security and validation procedure that only you know or have access to. Dropbox is a file sharing service that provides cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Acceptto integrates with Dropbox via its SAML solution and provides single sign-on (SSO) MFA to ensure customers use the convenience of cloud SSO without its potential security risks.

  1. An Acceptto Appliance connected to your user directory (for example Microsoft Active Directory).
  2. The user population that is going to be authenticated via SAML must be enrolled in the It’s Me Application.
  3. A user with administrative privileges (Team Admin) for the Dropbox panel.
  4. A user with administrative privileges for the Acceptto Appliance.

Acceptto SAML Configuration as Identity Provider (IdP)

1 .Login to the Acceptto appliance admin panel with an administrative account.

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

3 .In the Add Application dialog, enter the following values (Advanced Options button allows additional optional configuration):

  • App Name - The application name to be displayed in the admin panel and application portal. for example, Dropbox
  • 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 contain the user's email address.
  • ACS URL - The Dropbox post-back URL that is https://www.dropbox.com/saml_login.

4. Click Save to create the Application.

5. Select the Show ID Provider Data and copy the information shown on this page.

Dropbox Configuration

1. Login into your Dropbox and enter your username and password.

2. Navigate to the Admin Console, setting and Single Sign-on

3. Choose whether to make single sign-on optional or required.

4. Enter the Sign-in URL you got earlier from Acceptto SAML Appliance.

5. Click the certificate button. Upload the X.509 certificate file you got from Acceptto SAML Appliance earlier.

6. Click the Copy link button and send it to your users for SSO login.

Test your setup

1. Go to the Dropbox SSO link you got from the previous section. You will be redirected to Acceptto SAML page.

2. After successful authentication, you’ll see the Acceptto MFA options and need to select your desired method.

3. Finally, you will be redirected to your Dropbox page.


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