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Firebox Access Portal Integration with AuthPoint

Deployment Overview

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

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

This integration was tested with Firebox firmware 12.1.

Firebox Access Portal 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 a Firebox Access Portal.

Before You Begin

Before you begin these procedures, make sure that:

  • End-users can log in to the Firebox web UI
  • A token is assigned to a user in AuthPoint
  • You have an AuthPoint identity provider (IdP) certificate

Configure Firebox Access Portal

  1. Log in to WatchGuard Cloud.
  2. From the navigation menu, select Configure > AuthPoint. If you have a Service Provider account, you must first pivot to your Subscriber view.
  3. Select Resources.
    The Resources page appears.
  4. Click Certificate.

  1. Next to AuthPoint certificate you will associate with your resource, click and select Copy SAML Metadata URL.

    We recommend that you choose the certificate with the latest expiration date.

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

  1. Log in to Fireware Web UI (https://<your firebox IP address>:8080).
  2. Select Subscription Services > Access Portal.
  3. Select the Enable Access Portal check box. Click Save.
  4. Select the User Connection Settings tab.
  5. Click Configure. If you do not see this, you can continue to the next step.

  1. Select the SAML tab.
  2. Select the Enable SAML check box.
  3. In the IDP Name text box, type AuthPoint.
  4. In the Host Name text box, type your FQDN.
  5. In the IdP Metadata URL text box, paste the URL you copied from the Resources page in the AuthPoint web UI.
  6. Leave the default value for Group Attribute Name. Click Save.

  1. Select Authentication > Users and Groups.
  2. Click Add.

  1. For Type, select User.

    There are two ways to manage your users. You can add a user that matches an AuthPoint user account, or you can add a group with a name that matches an AuthPoint group. In our example, we add a user, but you can add a group instead.

  2. In the Name text box, type your user name. This user name must match your AuthPoint user name.
  3. From the Authentication Server drop-down menu, select AuthPoint (IdP Name specified earlier).
  4. Click OK.

  1. Click Save.
  2. Open a web browser and go to https://<your Host Name>/auth/saml.
  3. Copy the EntityID and Assertion Consumer Service (ACS) URL values from Option 2. These are used to configure the Access Portal resource in AuthPoint.
  4. Click Download Certificate.

Configure AuthPoint

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

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.

  1. From the Application Type drop-down list, select Firebox Access Portal.
  2. In the Service Provider Entity ID text box, paste the EntityID value you copied earlier (https://<your Host Name>/auth/saml).
  3. In the Assertion Consumer Service text box, paste the Assertion Consumer Service URL value you copied earlier (https://<your Host Name>/auth/saml/acs).

  1. For Certificate, click Choose File and upload your Access Portal certificate.
  2. Adjacent to the certificate, select the Encryption enabled slider to enable encryption.
  3. Click Save.

Add an Access Policy to AuthPoint

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

In the AuthPoint management UI:

  1. Select Groups.
  2. To add a new group, click Add. If you already have a group that you want to use, click the Name of your 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, select the Require Password Authentication slider.
  3. Select which authentication options users in this group can choose from when they authenticate.

    For SAML resources, if you select more than one authentication option, users must choose one of the available options when they authenticate. For example, if you select OTP and Push users can choose whether to type their OTP or approve a push to authenticate, but 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.

Before you can assign users to a group, you must add them to AuthPoint. You can either manually add user accounts, or import user accounts from your LDAP database. For more information about how to add user accounts, see Add User Accounts.

Test the Integration

To test the integration of AuthPoint and configuration of your Access Portal, 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 Access Portal URL.
  2. Type your email address or AuthPoint user name. Click Next.
  3. If required, in the Password text box, type your password.
  4. For the authentication method, select Push.
  5. Click Send.
  6. Approve the authentication request that is sent to your mobile device.
    You are logged in to the Access Portal.

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