Integrate with Blink

Use JumpCloud SAML Single Sign On (SSO) to give your users convenient but secure access to all their web applications with a single set of credentials. Automatically provision, update and deprovision users in Blink from JumpCloud using the Identity Management (SCIM) integration. Leverage this integration to centralize user lifecycle, user identity, and group management in JumpCloud for Blink. Save time and avoid mistakes, as well as potential security risks, related to manually creating users.

Read this article to learn how to setup the Blink integration.

Prerequisites

  • A JumpCloud Administrator account.
  • JumpCloud SSO Package or higher or SSO add-on feature.
  • A Blink user account with administrator permissions.
  • Blink Enterprise plan.

Important Considerations

  • Blink SCIM API is based on version 2.0 of the SCIM standard.
  • If you need to update your token, you must deactivate the IdM integration, update the token, and then reactivate the IdM integration.
  • The following provisioning features are supported for users:
    • Create users.
    • Update User.
    • Deactivate users.
  • Deleting a user will only deactivate the user from Blink.
  • Groups are not supported.

Attribute Considerations

  • A default set of attributes are managed for users. See the Attribute Mappings section for more details.
  • The following attributes are not supported by JumpCloud:
    • manager

Creating a new JumpCloud Application Integration

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Navigate to USER AUTHENTICATION SSO Applications.
  3. Click + Add New Application.
  4. Type the name of the application in the Search field and select it.
  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Display Label, type your name for the application. Optionally, you can enter a Description, adjust the User Portal Image and choose to hide or Show in User Portal.

Note:

If this is a Bookmark Application, enter your sign-in URL in the Bookmark URL field.

  1. Click Save Application.
  2. If successful, click:
    • Configure Application and go to the next section.
    • Close to configure your new application at a later time.

Configuring the SSO Integration

To configure Blink 1

  1. Log into Blink and navigate to Admin portal > Authentication.
  2. Under Third party methods, select SAML.
  3. Select Download under Metadata XML. Note where this is downloaded.
  4. Leave this page open and continue to the next section.

To configure JumpCloud

  1. Create a new application or select it from the Configured Applications list.
  2. Select the SSO tab.
  3. Under Service Provider Metadata, click Upload Metadata, browse to and select the Blink metadata file .
  4. Add or change any attributes.
  5. Click save.

Download the JumpCloud metadata file

  1. Find your application in the Configured Applications list and click anywhere in the row to reopen its configuration window.
  2. Select the SSO tab and click Export Metadata.
  3. The JumpCloud-<applicationname>-metadata.xml will be exported to your local Downloads folder.

Tip:

Metadata can also be downloaded from the Configured Applications list. Search for and select the application in the list and then click Export Metadata in the top right corner of the window.

To configure Blink 2

  1. Back in Blink, click Read Metadata file under Identity Provider.
  2. Browse to and select the JumpCloud metadata file.

Authorizing User SSO Access

Users are implicitly denied access to applications. After you connect an application to JumpCloud, you need to authorize user access to that application. You can authorize user access from the Application Configuration panel or from the Groups Configuration panel. 

To authorize user access from the Application Configuration panel

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION > SSO Applications, then select the application to which you want to authorize user access.
  3. Select the User Groups tab. If you need to create a new group of users, see Get Started: User Groups.
  4. Select the check box next to the group of users you want to give access.
  5. Click save

To learn how to authorize user access from the Groups Configuration panel, see Authorize Users to an SSO Application.

Validating SSO authentication workflow(s)

IdP Initiated

  • Access the JumpCloud User Console.
  • Select the application’s tile.
  • The application will launch and login the user.

SP Initiated

  • Navigate to your Service Provider application URL.
  • You will be redirected to log in to the JumpCloud User Portal.
  • The browser will be redirected back to the application and be automatically logged in.

Configuring the Identity Management Integration

To configure Blink

  1. Please email Blink support to request a SCIM token.
  2. Store this in secure place, like the JumpCloud Password Manger.

To configure JumpCloud 

  1. Create a new application or select it from the Configured Applications list.
  2. Select the Identity Management tab.
  3. Expand the Configuration Settings section and paste the token you received from Blink.
  4. Click activate and then click save.
  5. You will receive a confirmation that the Identity Management integration has been successfully verified.
  6. You can now connect user groups to the application in JumpCloud to provision the members of that group in Blink. Learn how to Authorize Users to an Application.

Attribute Mappings

The following table lists attributes that JumpCloud sends to the application. See Attribute Considerations for more information regarding attribute mapping considerations. 

Learn about JumpCloud Properties and how they work with system users in our API

Blink User Attributes

JumpCloud Property JumpCloud UI Field Name SCIM v2 Mapping Blink Value
username Username userName userName
email Company Email emails.value Email
firstname First Name name.givenName FirstName
lastname Last Name name.familyName LastName
jobTitle Job Title jobTitle title
active Status active active
employeeIdentifier Employee ID externalID externalID
department Department department department
company Company company Company
phoneNumbers.value Work Phone phoneNumbers.value phoneNumbers.value
location Location location location

Importing Users

This functionality is helpful if users have already been created in the application but have not been created in JumpCloud.

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION > SSO Applications.
  3. Search for the application and click to open its configuration panel. 
  4. Select the Identity Management tab.
  5. Click manual import.
  6. Select the users you want to create in JumpCloud from the application from the list of users that appear. Users in the list have two import statuses:
    • New – user has not been imported.
    • Imported – user has been imported and has an account in JumpCloud.

Tip: Try using the New Users-only filter when selecting users to import. This will move all of your new users to the top of the list, making them easier to identify and select.

  1. Click import.
    • If you are importing less than 100 users, your import results will display in real time and you can continue onboarding your users. 
    • If you have more than 100 users being imported, JumpCloud will send you an email when your import is complete.
  1. You can now connect and grant users access to all their JumpCloud resources. Learn more in the Authorize Users to an Application and Connecting Users to Resources articles.

Warning: Imported users must be members of a user group bound to an application for JumpCloud to manage their identity in, and access to, the application.

SCIM Directory Insights Events

The following Directory Insights (DI) events provide visibility into failures and detailed information about the user and group data being added or updated from HR or other external solutions to JumpCloud.

Note:

Customers with no package or the SSO Package will need to add the Directory Insights à la carte option. Directory Insights is included in all other packages.

SCIM DI Integration Events

Event Name Event Description
idm_integration_activate Logged when an IT admin attempts to activated new SCIM Identity Management integration.
idm_integration_update Logged when an IT admin attempts to update a configured and activated SCIM Identity Management integration.
idm_integration_reauth Logged when an IT admin attempts to change the credentials for an activated SCIM Identity Management integration.
idm_integration_delete Logged when an IT admin attempts to deactivate an activated SCIM Identity Management integration.

SCIM DI User Events

Event Name Event Description
user_create_provision Logged when JumpCloud tries to create a new user in service provider application.
user_update_provision Logged when JumpCloud tries to update an existing user in service provider application.
user_deprovision Logged when JumpCloud tries to change an existing user to inactive in the service provider application.
user_delete_provision Logged when JumpCloud tries to delete an existing user in service provider application.
user_lookup_provision Logged when JumpCloud encounters an issue when trying to lookup a user to determine if the user needs to be created or updated.

SCIM DI Group Events

Event Name Event Description
group_create_provision Logged when JumpCloud tries to create a new group in service provider application.
group_update_provision Logged when JumpCloud tries to update an existing group in service provider application.
group_delete_provision Logged when JumpCloud tries to delete an existing group in service provider application.

Removing the Integration

To deactivate the IdM Integration

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION > SSO Applications.
  3. Search for the application that you’d like to deactivate and click to open its details panel. 
  4. Under the company name and logo on the left hand panel, click the Deactivate IdM connection link.
  5. Click confirm
  6. If successful, you will receive a confirmation message.

To deactivate the SSO Integration

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION > SSO Applications.
  3. Search for the application that you’d like to deactivate and click to open its details panel. 
  4. Select the SSO tab.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the configuration.
  6. Click Deactivate SSO or Deactivate Bookmark
  7. Click save
  8. If successful, you will receive a confirmation message.

To delete the application

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION > SSO Applications.
  3. Search for the application that you’d like to delete.
  4. Check the box next to the application to select it.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Enter the number of the applications you are deleting
  7. Click Delete Application.
  8. If successful, you will see an application deletion confirmation notification.

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