Adobe Integration with AuthPoint

Deployment Overview

This document describes how to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Adobe® with AuthPoint as an identity provider. Adobe must already be configured and deployed before you set up MFA with AuthPoint.

Adobe can be configured to support MFA in several modes. For this integration, we set up SAML with AuthPoint.

This integration was tested with cloud of Adobe.

Adobe Authentication Data Flow with AuthPoint

AuthPoint communicates with various cloud-based services and service providers with the SAML protocol. This diagram shows the data flow of an MFA transaction for Adobe.

Before You Begin

Before you begin these procedures, make sure that:

  • End-users can log in to Adobe
  • A token is assigned to a user in AuthPoint
  • You have an AuthPoint identity provider (IdP) certificate (see Certificate Management)

Configure Adobe

To start, you must download the metadata file and the certificate file from the Resources page in the AuthPoint management UI. After you have those, you can configure Adobe.

  1. Log in to WatchGuard Cloud.
  2. From the navigation menu, select Configure > AuthPoint. If you have a Service Provider account, you must select an account from Account Manager.
  3. Select Resources.
    The Resources page appears.
  4. Click Certificate.

  1. Next to AuthPoint certificate you will associate with your resource, click and select Download Metadata and Download Certificate. We recommend that you choose the certificate with the latest expiration date.

    The AuthPoint metadata provides your resource, in this case Adobe, with information necessary to identify AuthPoint as a trusted identity provider.

  1. To configure single sign-on (SSO) for your organization, you must set up Federated IDs for your end users. Log in to the Adobe admin console with your administrator account.
  2. Select Settings > Identity.
  3. Select the Directories tab.
  4. Click Create Directory.

  1. Type a name for your directory.
  2. Select Federated ID.
  3. Click Create Directory. Before you continue, Adobe must provision your directory. This can take up to 48 hours.
  4. When your directory has been provisioned, select Settings > Identity.
  5. Select the Directories tab.
  6. In the directories list, click Configure next to your directory.
  7. On the Configure Directory page, click Upload Certificate and upload the AuthPoint certificate you downloaded.
  8. From the IdP binding drop-down list, select HTTP-Redirect.
  9. From the User login setting drop-down list, select Username.
  10. Open the AuthPoint metadata file you downloaded and find the Entity Descriptor entityID and SingleSignOnService Location values.
  11. In the IdP issuer text box, paste the Entity Descriptor entityID value from the AuthPoint metadata file.
  12. In the IdP login URL text box paste the SingleSignOnService Location value from the AuthPoint metadata file.
  13. Click Save.

  1. Click Download Metadata. This is used to configure the SAML resource in AuthPoint.
  2. Open a new tab or window to configure AuthPoint. Leave the Adobe admin console open while you add a SAML resource in AuthPoint.

Configure AuthPoint

Before AuthPoint can receive authentication requests from Adobe, you must specify the Adobe client as a SAML resource in AuthPoint. You must also assign the Adobe resource to the user group that will authenticate through Adobe.

Add a SAML Resource in AuthPoint

From the AuthPoint management UI:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Resources.
  2. From the Choose a Resource Type drop-down list, select SAML. Click Add Resource.

  1. On the SAML page, in the Name text box, type a name for this resource.
  2. From the Application Type drop-down list, select Adobe.
  3. Open the Adobe metadata file that you downloaded and find the entityID and AssertionConsumerService Location values.
  4. In the Service Provider Entity ID text box, type or paste the entityID value from the Adobe metadata file.
  5. In the Assertion Consumer Service text box, type or paste the AssertionConsumerService Location from the Adobe metadata file.
  6. From the Signature Method drop-down list, select SHA-1.
  7. From the AuthPoint Certificate drop-down list, select the AuthPoint certificate to associate with your resource. This must be the same certificate that you downloaded the metadata for in the previous section.
  8. Click Save.

Add an Access Policy to AuthPoint

You must have at least one user group in AuthPoint for authentication with Adobe, and you must assign an access policy for the Adobe resource to that group. If you already have a group, you do not have to add another group.

In the AuthPoint management UI:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Groups.
  2. To add a new group, click Add Group. If you already have a group that you want to use, select the group to edit it.

  1. In the Name text box, type a descriptive name for the group.
  2. (Optional) In the Description text box, type a description of the group.

  1. In the Access Policy section, click Add Policy.

  1. In the Add Policy dialog box, from the Resource drop-down list, select the resource you want to add an access policy for.
  2. (Optional) To require that users type their password before they authenticate for this resource, enable the Require Password Authentication toggle.
  3. Select the authentication options that users in this group can select from when they authenticate.

    For SAML resources, if you select more than one authentication option, users must select one of the available options when they authenticate. For example, if you select OTP and Push, users can choose to type their OTP or approve a push to authenticate. You cannot require that they do both.

  1. Click Add.

  1. (Optional) Add one or more safe locations to your group. For more information about safe locations and detailed instructions to add them, see About Safe Locations.
  2. Click Save.

Add Users to AuthPoint

Before you assign users to a group, you must add the users to AuthPoint. There are two ways to add AuthPoint user accounts:

  • Sync users from an external user database
  • Add local AuthPoint users

Each user must be a member of a group. You must add at least one group before you can add users to AuthPoint.

Finish the Adobe Configuration

  1. Reopen the Adobe admin console.
  2. Select the I understand I need to complete the configuration with my Identity Provider check box.
  3. Click Complete. When you have configured your directory, you can link your domains to it.
  4. Select Settings > Identity.
  5. Select the Domains tab.
  6. Click Add Domains to add domains for your organization.

  1. Type one or more domain names. You can add up to 15 domains.
  2. Click Next. Your domain status will show as Needs Validation.

  1. Click Add Domains.
    The Identity page appears.
  2. Select the Domains tab.
  3. Click Validate for your added domain.
  4. You are given a DNS record value. Add this to your domain DNS record. Once it is added to your domain DNS record, click Validate Now.

  1. When the validation is complete, you can link your domain to directories. Select Settings > Identity.
  2. Select the Domains tab.
  3. Select your domain. Click Link Directory.

  1. Select a directory.
  2. Click Link.

Add your user with the domain suffix, and select Federated ID as the type. First Name , Last Name and Username are required, these values must match the AuthPoint user account. This user will be authenticated by your IdP.

Test the Integration

To test the integration of AuthPoint and Adobe, you can authenticate with a mobile token on your mobile device. You can choose any method (one-time password, QR code, or push).

In this example, we show the push authentication method (users receive a push notification in the mobile app that they must approve to authenticate).

  1. In a web browser, go to the Adobe login URL.
  2. Type your email address. Because your email address is a Federated ID, two options appear.
  3. Select Enterprise ID.
    You are redirected to the AuthPoint SSO page.
  4. Type your AuthPoint user name. Click Next.
  5. If required, in the Password text box, type your password.
  6. For the authentication method, select Push.
  7. Click Send.
  8. Approve the authentication request that is sent to your mobile device.
    You are logged in to Adobe .