This document describes how to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Thycotic® Secret Server Cloud with AuthPoint as an identity provider. Thycotic Secret Server Cloud must already be configured and deployed before you set up MFA with AuthPoint.
Thycotic Secret Server Cloud can be configured to support MFA in several modes. For this integration, we set up SAML with AuthPoint.
This integration was tested with Thycotic Secret Server Cloud v10.5.000010.
Thycotic Secret Server Cloud 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 Thycotic Secret Server Cloud.
Before You Begin
Before you begin these procedures, make sure that:
- End-users can log in to Thycotic Secret Server Cloud
- A token is assigned to a user in AuthPoint
- You have an AuthPoint identity provider (IdP) certificateAn AuthPoint IdP certificate is required for SAML authentication. (see Certificate Management)
Configure Thycotic Secret Server Cloud
- 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.
We recommend that you choose the certificate with the latest expiration date.
The AuthPoint metadata provides your resource, in this case Thycotic, with information necessary to identify AuthPoint as a trusted identity provider.
- Log in to your Thycotic Secret Server Cloud as an administrator.
- Select Admin.
- Select Configuration.
- Select the SAML tab.
- In the SAML General Settings section, click Edit,
- Select the SAML Enabled check box to enable SAML. Click Save.
- A self signed certificate is required. Go to https://github.com/thycotic/extrabits/blob/master/Generate-Cert.ps1. Copy the code and replace the variables in the script as directed, then run the script in Powershell as an administrator.
- In the SAML Service Provider Settings section, click Edit.
- In the Name text box, type a name. In our example, we type SecretServerServiceProvider.
- Click Select Certificate.
The Upload Certificate dialog box opens.
- Click Upload Certificate and select the certificate you generated.
- In the Password text box, type the password you set in the Powershell script. Click OK.
- Click Save.
- Click Download Service Provider Metadata(XML) to save the metadata file.
- In Identity Providers section, click Create New Identity Provider.
- Click Import IDP from XML Metadata to import AuthPoint metadata file. The configuration is applied automatically.
Before AuthPoint can receive authentication requests from Thycotic Secret Server Cloud, you must specify Thycotic Secret Server Cloud as a SAML resource in AuthPoint. You must also assign the Thycotic Secret Server Cloud SAML resource to the AuthPoint group that will authenticate through Thycotic Secret Server Cloud.
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 Other.
- In the Service Provider Entity ID text box, type the name of the SAML Service Provider you specified in Thycotic. This value is copied from the Thycotic metadata file.
- In the Assertion Consumer Service text box, type https://<your instance name>/SAML/AssertionConsumerService.aspx. This value is copied from the Thycotic metadata file.
- From the User ID drop-down list, select Email or User Name.
- In the Logout URL text box, type https://<your instance name>/SAML/SLOService.aspx. This value is copied from the Thycotic metadata file.
- Click Save.
Add an Access Policy to AuthPoint
You must have at least one user group in AuthPoint for authentication with Thycotic Secret Server Cloud, and you must assign an access policy for the Thycotic Secret Server Cloud 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 MFA for Thycotic Secret Server Cloud, 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 Thycotic Secret Server Cloud URL.
- Type your email address or 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 Thycotic Secret Server Cloud.