How to set up single sign on in FC?
Why Single sign-on?
SSO is popular because it improves productivity and reduces the possibility that employees will use a lot of easy-to-crack passwords. Eliminating separate passwords for each application means that users will be better able to remember one more complex password than lots of passwords likely to be less complex.
Single sign-on (SSO)is a session/user authentication process that permits a user to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications. The process authenticates the user for all the applications they have been given rights to and eliminates further prompts when they switch applications during a particular session. Single sign-on solutions are a safe alternative to credential loss.
FileCloud supports SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) based web browser Single Sign On (SSO) service that provides full control over the authorization and authentication of hosted user accounts that can access FileCloud Web based interface.
SAML is an XML based open standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties.FileCloud acts as a Service Provider (SP) while the Customer or Partner acts as the identity provider (IdP). FileCloud SAML SSO service is based on SAML v2.0 specifications.
SAML SSO Configuration
In order to successfully configure SAML SSO, the following steps must be followed.
1. Configure Apache Webserver
2. Set SAML as a the default Single Sign On Method in FileCloud Interface.
3. Configure IdP settings in the FileCloud Admin Interface
4. Register the FileCloud as a Service Provider (SP) with the IdP
5. Enable Single Sign On Link on the login page.
6. Once you enable single sign on , the single sign on option will appear in the user portal login page
For detailed configuration steps refer