Steps to Enable 2FA on top of ADFS Authentication

This guide explains how to enable 2FA - Two Factor Authentication using miniOrange as an identity broker between Dynamic CRM and ADFS. Below is a simple step-by-step process to enable our 2FA on top of ADFS authentication.

Step 1: Add ADFS as Identity Provider in miniOrange.

  • Login to miniOrange console and login with your miniOrange Account.
  • In the left navigation bar, click on Identity Provider.
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  • Click on Add Identity Provider.
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  • Configure ADFS as the Identity Source here by entering all the required values.
  • Login URLhttps://your_adfs_domain/adfs/ls
    IdP Entity IDhttps://your_adfs_domain/adfs/services/trust
    X 509 Certificate----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----
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  • Click on Save.

Step 2: Setup miniOrange as a Relying Party Trust in ADFS.

  • Login to ADFS. In ADFS, click on Add Relying party Trust. Then click on Start.
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  • In Select Data Source, Select Enter data about the relying party manually.
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  • Click Next. In Specify Display name: Enter Display name.
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  • Click on Next. Select Enable support for the SAML 2.0 Web SSO protocol.
  • Enter the Relying party SAML 2.0 SSO Service URLas:{your_customer_id}
    You can find the customer id here:
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  • Enter the SSO URL and click on Next.
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  • Enter as an Relying Party Trust Identifier and click on Add.
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  • After adding the URL, click on Next. In Configure Multi-factor Authentication Now, select I do not want to configure multi factor authentication settings for this relying party trust. Click Next.
  • In Choose Issuance Authorization Rules, select Permit all users to access this relying party. Click Next.
  • In Ready to Add Trusts, select click Next. After the Relying Party Trust is added, click onEdit Claim Rules.
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  • Click Add rule and then select Send LDAP Attributes as Claims.
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  • Click on Next. Enter the following:
  • Claim rule name Attributes
    Attribute Store Active Directory
    LDAP Attribute E-Mail-Addresses
    Outgoing Claim Type Name ID
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  • Click Finish.

Step 3: Test Connection.

  • Go to Identity Providers tab.
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  • Click on Select >> Test Connection option against the Identity Provider you configured.
  • On entering valid ADFS credentials you will see a pop-up window.
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  • Hence your configuration of ADFS as IDP in miniOrange is sucesssfully completed.

Step 4: Configure your Application in miniOrange.

  • In the left navigation bar, click on Apps -> Manage Apps.
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  • Click on Configure Apps.
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  • Select WS-Federation and add a new Custom WS-Fed App.
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  • Configure an App name, enter your WT-Realm and Reply URL, and define a policy for the app. Make sure to check Enable Second Factor.
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  • Click on Save.

Step 5: Configure miniOrange as IdP in SP.

  • Login to your domain as an Account Administrator.
  • Go to Admin and click on Password Management.
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  • Disable the Forgot Password option.
  • Check Enable SAML Authentication and enter the details as shown:
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    Login URL: Copy the SAML Login URL from the Metadata.
    SLO URL: Copy the SAML Logout URL from the Metadata.
    X509 Certificate: Copy the X.509 Certificate from the Metadata.
  • Click on Save to save the SAML settings.

Step 6: Login with miniOrange.

  • Go to your SP Domain. It will redirect you to miniOrange Single Sign-On Service console.
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  • Enter your miniOrange login credentials and click on Login.
  • Since we have Two Factor Authentication enabled, you will be prompted to register for it. It's a one time process.
  • Configure your basic details.
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  • Configure any authentication method of your choice.
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  • Configure KBA (Security Questions) as your fallback method.
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  • After successful registration, you will be logged in to your SP account.
  • Now we have Two Factor Authentication enabled.
  • To verify your Two Factor Authentication configuration, go to your SP Domain. You will be redirected to miniOrange login console.
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  • Enter your login credentials, and click on login. It will prompt to verify yourself against the configured 2FA method.
    e.g. If you have configured OTP over SMS, after login into SP it will prompt for OTP.
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  • Enter the OTP received in your phone, after successful 2FA verification, you will be redirected to the SP dashboard.

User Experience

After entering the username and password into the AD FS login, user will be prompted for 2 factor method which is aleady configured for the user or set as default by the admin. Once the 2 factor gets authenticated, the user gets signed in.

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