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PingOne SAML integration

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of security used when logging into websites or apps to authenticate users through more than one required security and validation procedure that only you know or have access to.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is a protocol for authenticating to web applications. SAML allows federated apps and organizations to communicate and trust one another’s users.

Arculix by SecureAuth, as a SAML provider, improves the user login experience for PingOne users through its SSO-MFA solution.

Prerequisites

  • Arculix account with a configured Identity Provider and LDAP Agent.

    For more information, see the Arculix LDAP Agent deployment guide.

  • User account with administrative privileges for Arculix.

  • User account with administrative access for PingOne.

PingOne configuration

In this section, you will configure PingOne as a service provider (SP).

  1. Download the SAML metadata and certificate for your organization from Arculix.

    Metadata download: https://sso.acceptto.com/<myorganization>/saml/download/metadata

    View metadata: https://sso.acceptto.com/<myorganization>/saml/metadata

    Certificate download: https://sso.acceptto.com/<myorganization>/saml/download/cert

  2. Log in to your PingOne Admin console as an administrator.

  3. In the left panel, select Connections > External IDPs, and click Add Provider.

    Add provider
  4. On the Add a Social or Custom Identity Provider page, click SAML.

    Select SAML
  5. In the Create Profile section, enter a unique Name and Description, and click Continue.

    Create profile
  6. In the Configure PingOne Connection section, copy the PingOne (SP) ENTITY ID URL for the Arculix configuration, and click Continue.

    Copy EntityID
  7. In the Configure IDP Connection section, set the following configurations:

    Provide IdP Metadata

    Choose the Import Metadata option and upload the Arculix metadata file you downloaded in Step 1

    ACS Endpoint

    Copy the ACS Endpoint URL for the Arculix configuration.

    Configure IDP connection
  8. Click Save and Continue.

  9. In the Map Attributes section, click Add Attribute and set the following:

    PingOne User Profile Attribute

    Set to Email Address.

    SAML Attribute

    Set to providerAttributes.email.

    Map attributes
  10. Click Save & Finish.

  11. In the left panel, select Connections > External IDPs.

  12. Click the pencil icon next to your newly added identity provider to make edits.

    Edit Identity Providers
  13. Select the Registration tab.

  14. In the Registration Details > Population section, select the population, and click Save.

    Select population
  15. In the left panel, select Connections > Applications.

  16. Select PingOne Application Portal and copy the Home Page URL for the Arculix configuration.

    Repeat this step as necessary for any another application.

    Applications page
  17. On the PingOne Application Portal page, select the Policies tab, and click Add Polices.

    Add Policies
  18. Select Arculix and click Add.

    Select Acceptto
  19. Click Save.

Arculix SAML configuration as an Identity Provider (IdP)

In this section, you'll add an application for PingOne and set the SAML configuration settings. This will be the Identity Provider (IdP) side of the configuration.

  1. Log in to Arculix with an administrative account and go to Applications.

  2. Click Create New Application.

    Create new application
  3. In the New Application form, on the General tab, set the following configurations:

    Name

    Set the name of the application. This is the name to display for push notifications, in the Admin panel, Application portal, and audit logs.

    For example, PingOne.

    Type

    Set to SAML Service Provider.

    Out of Band Methods

    Select the allowed methods end users can choose to approve MFA requests.

    For example, Arculix Mobile app (push notifications), SMS, or Security Key.

    Message for MFA Requests

    (Optional) Type a message displayed to end users when sending an MFA request via push notification, SMS, or email.

    pingone_add_app_arculix.png
  4. Select the SAML Service Provider Configuration tab, and set the following configurations:

    Issuer or Entity ID

    Enter the Issuer or Entity ID of your PingOne instance.

    For example, https://auth.pingone.com/8820929f-76fa-4b0a-18e2-2f35sds96a1d9

    Log in URL

    Enter the home page URL for your PingOne instance.

    For example, https://apps.pingone.com/510228b7-d5ff-40d7-b380-92103atr18c5bb/myapps/

    NameID Format

    Set to Email Address.

    Name Identifier

    Set to Email.

    ACS URL

    Enter the Assertion Consumer Service of your PingOne instance.

    For example, https://auth.pingone.com/510228b7-d5ff-40d7-b380-92103865c5bb/saml20/sp/acs

  5. Save your changes.

Test your application integration

  1. Go to your PingOne Application Portal page and log in.

  2. You will be redirected to the Arculix SSO page.

    Application login page with email
  3. After successful authentication, select your preferred MFA method to approve access to the PingOne application.

    Select MFA method
  4. Finally, you are redirected to your PingOne Application Portal landing page.

    PingOne portal page

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