This document describes how to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Globalscape EFT® with AuthPoint as an identity provider. Globalscape EFT must already be configured and deployed before you set up MFA with AuthPoint.
Globalscape EFT can be configured to support MFA in several modes. For this integration, we set up SAML with AuthPoint.
This integration was tested with EFT Enterprise 184.108.40.206 of Globalscape EFT.
Globalscape EFT 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 Globalscape EFT.
Before You Begin
Before you begin these procedures, make sure that:
- End-users can log in to Globalscape EFT
- A token is assigned to a user in AuthPoint
- You have an AuthPoint identity provider (IdP) certificate (see Certificate Management)
Configure Globalscape EFT
To start, you must download the metadata file from the Certificate Management page in the AuthPoint management UI. Once you have that, you can configure GlobalScape EFT .
- Log in to WatchGuard Cloud.
- From the navigation menu, select Configure > AuthPoint. If you have a Service Provider account, you must first pivot to your Subscriber view.
- Select Resources.
- Click Certificate.
- 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 Globalscape EFT, with information necessary to identify AuthPoint as a trusted identity provider.
- Log in to the Globalscape EFT Enterprise manager.
- Select your site from the list.
- From the General tab, for Advanced Authentication Options select SAML (Web SSO).
- Next to Advanced Authentication Options, click Configure.
The Web SSO SAML Configuration window opens.
- In the Service Provider section, in the Entity ID text box, type a host name or IP address. You must provide this entity ID when you configure your SAML resource in AuthPoint.
- Open the AuthPoint metadata file you downloaded and find the entityID and SingleSignOnService Location values.
- In the Globalscape EFT Enterprise manager, in the Identity Provider section, in the Entity ID text box, paste the entityID value from the AuthPoint metadata file.
- In the Post URL text box, paste the SingleSignOnService Location value from the AuthPoint metadata file.
- Next to the Public Key text box, click and upload the AuthPoint certificate you downloaded.
- Click OK.
- Click Apply.
Before AuthPoint can receive authentication requests from Globalscape EFT, you must specify the Globalscape EFT client as a SAML resource in AuthPoint. You must also assign an access policy for the Globalscape EFT resource to the user group(s) that must authenticate to log in.
Add a SAML Resource in AuthPoint
From the AuthPoint management UI:
- From the navigation menu, select Resources.
- From the Choose a Resource Type drop-down list, select SAML. Click Add Resource.
- On the SAML page, in the Name text box, type a name for this resource.
- From the Application Type drop-down list, select Globalscape EFT. If this application is not listed, select Other.
- In the Service Provider Entity ID text box, type the entity ID value you defined for Globalscape EFT.
- In the Assertion Consumer Service text box, type https://<domain or IP address>/sp/samlv2/sso.
The suffix that follows the domain or IP address can be defined in EFT SSO configuration as the Reserved Path.
- From the User ID sent on redirection to service provider drop-down list, select User Name.
- 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.
- Click Save.
Add an Access Policy to AuthPoint
You must have at least one user group in AuthPoint for authentication with Globalscape EFT, and you must assign an access policy for the Globalscape EFT resource to that group. If you already have a group, you do not have to add another group.
In the AuthPoint management UI:
- From the navigation menu, select Groups.
- 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.
- In the Name text box, type a descriptive name for the group.
- (Optional) In the Description text box, type a description of the group.
- In the Access Policy section, click Add Policy.
- In the Add Policy dialog box, from the Resource drop-down list, select the resource you want to add an access policy for.
- (Optional) To require that users type their password before they authenticate for this resource, enable the Require Password Authentication toggle.
- 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.
- Click Add.
- (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.
- Click Save.
Before you assign users to a group, you must add the users to AuthPoint. You can manually add user accounts or import user accounts from an external user database. For more information on how to add user accounts, see Add User Accounts.
Test the Integration
To test AuthPoint MFA with Globalscape EFT, 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).
- In a web browser, go to the Globalscape EFT URL.
- Click SSO Login.
- Type your AuthPoint user name. Click Next.
- If required, in the Password text box, type your password.
- For the authentication method, select Push.
- Click Send.
- Approve the authentication request that is sent to your mobile device.
You are logged in to EFT.