Integrate with Dropbox

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.

Read this article to learn how to configure the Dropbox connector.

Prerequisites

  • A JumpCloud administrator account
  • You must be admin of a Dropbox Business team on an Advanced or Enterprise plan.

Creating a new JumpCloud Application Integration

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go 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.
  7. If this is a Bookmark application, enter its URL in the Bookmark URL field.
  8. Click Save Application.
  9. If successful, click:
    • Configure Application and go to the next section.
    • Close to configure your new connector at a later time.

Configuring the SSO Integration

Note:

It's recommended that you initially configure Dropbox SSO to be Optional until you are sure your SSO configuration is working.

To configure JumpCloud

  1. Create a new application or select it from the Configured Applications list.
  2. Select the SSO tab, copy the IDP URL
  3. Add or change any desired attributes.
  4. Click save.

To download the certificate

  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 IDP Certificate Valid > Download certificate.

Tip:

The certificate.pem will download to your local Downloads folder.

To configure Dropbox

  1. Log in to Dropbox as a Business Team administrator.
  2. Select on Admin Console in the left-hand sidebar.
  3. Select Settings in the left-hand sidebar.
  4. Select Single sign-on.
  5. Select Optional from the pull-down menu at upper right (You can change this behavior once you are sure your configuration is working).
  6. In the Identity provider sign-in URL field, enter the same IdP URL that you set in the JumpCloud console (if you did not modify the termination of this URL, then enter the default URL: https://sso.jumpcloud.com/saml2/dropbox).
  7. Select the Choose certificate button.
  8. Navigate to the certificate downloaded in the previous section and upload the file.
  9. Click Apply changes.

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: 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 Service Provider icon.
  • This should automatically launch and login to the application.

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.

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