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Syncplicity (SP-initiated) Integration Guide


Use this guide to enable Multi-Factor Authentication and Single Sign-on (SSO) access via SAML to Syncplicity.


1. Have a Syncplicity account

2. Create a New Realm for the Syncplicity integration in the SecureAuth IdP Web Admin

3. Configure the following tabs in the Web Admin before configuring the Post Authentication tab:

  • Overview – the description of the realm and SMTP connections must be defined

  • Data – an enterprise directory must be integrated with SecureAuth IdP

  • Workflow – the way in which users will access this application must be defined

  • Multi-Factor Methods – the Multi-Factor Authentication methods that will be used to access this page (if any) must be defined

SecureAuth IdP Configuration Steps



1. In the Profile Fields section, map the directory field that contains the user's Syncplicity ID to the SecureAuth IdP Property

For example, add the Syncplicity ID Field to the Email 2 Property if it is not already contained somewhere else


Click Save once the configurations have been completed and before leaving the Data page to avoid losing changes

Post Authentication


2. Select SAML 2.0 (SP Initiated) Assertion Page from the Authenticated User Redirect dropdown in the Post Authentication tab in the Web Admin

3. An unalterable URL will be auto-populated in the Redirect To field, which will append to the domain name and realm number in the address bar (Authorized/SAML20SPInit.aspx)

4. A customized post authentication page can be uploaded, but it is not required

User ID Mapping


5. Select the SecureAuth IdP Property that corresponds to the directory field that contains the Syncplicity ID (Email 2)

6. Select urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:unspecified from the Name ID Format dropdown (default)

Select a different option if Syncplicity Logic requires it, which the Service Provider (SP) will provide

7. Select False from the Encode to Base64 dropdown

SAML Assertion / WS Federation


8. Set the WSFed/SAML Issuer to a Unique Name that will be shared with Syncplicity

The WSFed/SAML Issuer must match exactly on the SecureAuth IdP side and the Syncplicity side

9. Provide the SP Start URL to enable SSO and to redirect users appropriately to access Syncplicity

For example, the SP Start URL would be


The login domain is created below in the Syncplicity Configuration Steps, and the value established there will be entered here

10. Set the SAML Offset Minutes to make up for time differences between devices

11. Set the SAML Valid Hours to limit for how long the SAML assertion is valid


No configuration is required for the WSFed Reply To/SAML Target URL, SAML Consumer URL, SAML Recipient, or SAML Audience fields


12. Leave the Signing Cert Serial Number as the default value, unless there is a third-party certificate being used for the SAML assertion

If using a third-party certificate, click Select Certificate and choose the appropriate certificate

13. Download the Assertion Signing Certificate, which will be used in the Syncplicity Configuration Steps


Click Save once the configurations have been completed and before leaving the Post Authentication page to avoid losing changes

Forms Auth / SSO Token

Optionally, in the Forms Auth / SSO Token section, click the View and Configure FormsAuth keys/SSO token link to configure the token/cookie settings and configure this realm for SSO.


Syncplicity Configuration Steps


1. Log into the Syncplicity admin console, and select settings under admin

2. Set the Custom Domain to the URL at which end-users will sign into Syncplicity

The Custom Domain and the SP Start URL in the SecureAuth IdP Web Admin (step 9) will be the same

3. Select Enabled from the Single Sign-On Status options

4. Set the Entity Id to the same value established in the WSFed/SAML Issuer field in the SecureAuth IdP Web Admin (step 8)

5. Set the Sign-in page URL to the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the SecureAuth IdP appliance, followed by the SecureAuth IdP Syncplicity-integrated realm, e.g.

6. Click Choose File to upload the Assertion Signing Certificate from the SecureAuth IdP Web Admin (step 13) in the Identity Provider Certificate section

7. Click Save Changes


Optional Configuration

Provide the URL to where end-users will be redirected to upon signing out of Syncplicity in the Logout page URL field

Provide the IP Address Network Mask in the Single Sign-On Network Mask field

Check Enable Silent Onboarding to auto-activate Syncplicity users when they first authenticate with SecureAuth IdP, which suppresses the sending of Syncplicity Welcome / Activation emails to end-users