Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of security used when logging into websites or apps. 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 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’sMe 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 and go to Applications.
  2. Create a new application by selecting the Create New Application.
  3. Admin panel create app
  4. In the Add Application dialog, enter the following values ( Advanced Options button allows additional optional configuration):
    • App Name - The application name 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 contains the user's email address.
    • ACS URL - The Dropbox post-back URL that is https://www.dropbox.com/saml_login.
    Dropbox saml application settings
  5. Click Save to create the Application.
  6. Select the Show ID Provider Data and copy the information shown on this page.
  7. Admin panel show provider data saml provider settings
Dropbox Configuration
  1. Login to your Dropbox and enter your username and password.
  2. Navigate to the Admin Console> Settings and choose Single Sign-on under Authentication
  3. Dropbox admin console settings
  4. Choose whether to make single sign-on optional or required.
  5. dropbox single sign-on
  6. Enter the Sign-in URL you got earlier from Acceptto SAML Appliance.
  7. Click the certificate button. Upload the X.509 certificate file you got from Acceptto SAML Appliance earlier.
  8. 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 received from the previous section. You will be redirected to the Acceptto SAML page.
  2. gmail single sign-on saml sign-in form
  3. After successful authentication, you’ll see the Acceptto MFA options and need to select your desired method and pass the verification stage on It’sMe mobile app.
  4. acceptto mfa authenticator
  5. You are now authenticated with Acceptto SSO-MFA and will be redirected to your Dropbox page.

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