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ShareFile (SP-initiated) Integration Guide


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


1. Have a ShareFile account and access to admin console

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

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 ShareFile ID to the SecureAuth IdP Property

For example, add the ShareFile 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)

User ID Mapping


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

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

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

SAML Assertion / WS Federation


6. Set the SAML Consumer URL to https://<company>, and replace <company> with the actual hostname

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

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

8. Provide the SP Start URL to enable SSO and to redirect users appropriately to access ShareFile

For example, the SP Start URL would be

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

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


The exact SAML Consumer URL and SP Start URL values can be found in the ShareFile admin console, in the Configure Single Sign-on section

Refer to the ShareFile Configuration Steps below for more information


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


11. 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

12. Download the Assertion Signing Certificate, which is used in the ShareFile 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.


ShareFile Configuration Steps


1. Log into the ShareFile admin console, and select Configure Single Sign-On from the menu

2. Check to Enable SAML

3. Set the ShareFile Issuer / Entity ID and Your IDP Issuer / Entity ID to the same Unique Name set in the SecureAuth IdP Web Admin (step 7)

4. Click Change to upload the Assertion Signing Certificate from the SecureAuth IdP Web Admin (step 12) as the X.509 Certificate

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

6. Click Save


*** The URLs provided at the top of this page correspond to the SAML Consumer URL and SP Start URL values required in the SecureAuth IdP Configuration Steps