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Salesforce SAML integration

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Arculix integrates with Salesforce to provide better security through Arculix's Intelligent Multi-factor Authentication. Arculix's intelligent MFA uses many different signals to improve security while reducing friction.

This document contains instructions for configuring SAML 2.0 for Salesforce to improve the security of users' logins into the Salesforce portal by using single sign-on.

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 privileges for the Salesforce portal.

Salesforce configuration

In this section, you'll configure Salesforce 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 Salesforce. Salesforce has two user interfaces: Classic and Lightning.

    In Salesforce Classic, navigate to Setup > Security Controls > Single Sign-On Settings .

    In Salesforce Lightning, click the gear icon then navigate to Setup > Identity > Single Sign-On Settings.

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  3. On the Single Sign-On Settings page, to enable SAML on Salesforce, click Edit.

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  4. To enable the use of SAML single sign-on select the SAML Enabled check box.

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  5. Save your changes.

  6. In the SAML Single Sign-On Settings section, click New.

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  7. On the SAML Single Sign-On Settings page, set the following:

    Name

    Enter a unique name.

    For example, Arculix.

    SAML Version

    Make sure this is set to 2.0. This should be enabled by default.

    Issuer

    Copy and paste the Arculix SAML issuer.

    For example, https://sso.acceptto.com/.

    Identity Provider Certificate

    Upload the Arculix certificate file that you downloaded from Arculix.

    SAML Identity Type

    Select the option for Assertion contains the Federation ID from the User object.

    Identity Provider Login URL

    Enter the login URL found in the Arculix metadata.

    For example, https://sso.acceptto.com/<myorganization>/saml/auth.

    Custom Logout URL

    Enter the logout URL found in the Arculix metadata.

    For example, https://sso.acceptto.com/<myorganization>/saml/logout.

    API Name

    Enter an API name.

    For example, Arculix.

    Entity ID

    Enter the Entity ID for your Salesforce instance.

    For example, https://[customDomain].my.salesforce.com.

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  8. Save your changes.

    The following page appears. Copy the Login URL; you will need this for the Arculix SAML configuration.

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Arculix SAML configuration as an Identity Provider (IdP)

In this section, you'll add an application for Salesforce 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, Salesforce.

    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.

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

    Issuer or Entity ID

    Enter the Issuer/EntityID of your Salesforce instance. This value is available in the Trusted IdP section of your Salesforce tenant as SP Entity ID (see the next section).

    Log in URL

    The URL used to login to your Salesforce.

    For example, https://example.salesforce.com.

    NameID Format

    Set to Email Address.

    Name Identifier

    Set to Email.

    ACS URL

    Enter the URL on the service provider where the identity provider will redirect to with its authentication response. It should end at access/idp.

    For example, https://example.salesforce.com.

    Certificate

    Enter the certificate for the service provider, if required.

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  5. Save your changes.

Authentication configuration in Salesforce portal

  1. Log in to Salesforce portal setup as an administrator, and click My Domain.

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  2. In the Authentication Configuration section, click Edit.

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  3. Select the Authentication Service check box, which you created earlier.

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  4. Save your changes.

User configuration in Salesforce portal

  1. In the Salesforce portal setup, go to Manage Users > Users. Then, for the user account, click Edit.

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  2. On the user profile page, go to the Single Sign On Information section and set the Federation ID to the email address integrated with the Arculix account.

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Test your application integration

  1. Go to the Salesforce login portal. Use the other log in option and click the Arculix (formerly Acceptto) login link.

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  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 Salesforce application.

    Select MFA method
  4. You are redirected to the Salesforce portal page like the following example.

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