Single Sign On (SSO) for OpenDNS
miniOrange provides a ready to use solution for OpenDNS. This solution ensures that you are ready to roll out secure access to OpenDNS to your employees within minutes.

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OpenDNS

miniOrange provides secure access to OpenDNS for enterprises and full control over access of application. Single Sign On (SSO) into OpenDNS with one set of login credentials.

miniOrange supports both IdP (Identity Provider) and SP (Service Provider) initiated Single Sign On (SSO)

Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for OpenDNS Single Sign On (SSO)

Step 1: Configure SSO for OpenDNS

  1. Login to miniOrange Admin Console, go to Apps Tab from the menu and select Configure Apps.
  2. Under SAML tab, select OpenDNS from the Application list and click on Add Apps.


  3. Make sure the SP Entity ID or Issuer is in the format: https://login.opendns.com/sso.
  4. Make sure the ACS URL is in the format: https://login.opendns.com/sso
  5. Leave the Attributes section empty.
  6. Click on Save to configure OpenDNS.
  7. Login to your OpenDNS domain as the Account Administrator.
  8. On the dashboard, select Configuration.
  9. In the left pane, under System Settings, go to Login Security and select SAML.


  10. In step 1, Choose SAML Provider, select Other and click next.
  11. In step 2, OpenDNS Metadata, click next.
  12. For downloading the miniOrange Metadata, Contact Us.
  13. In step3, Upload Metadata, click on choose file under Option A and upload the miniOrange metadata file downloaded earlier.
  14. In step 4, click on Test your SAML Configuration and after testing it in the pop-up that opens up, click on save configuration to save the SAML settings. (Test will be done only after creating policy for OpenDNS in miniOrange)

Step 2: Create a policy for OpenDNS

  1. Login to miniOrange Admin Console, go to Policies Tab from the menu and select App Authentication Policy.
  2. Add a new policy for OpenDNS.
    1. Select OpenDNS from Application dropdown.
    2. Select a Group Name from dropdown - the group for which you want to add OpenDNS policy.
    3. Give a policy name for OpenDNS in Policy Name field.
    4. Select the First Factor Type for authentication.
    5. Enable Second Factor for authentication if required.
    6. Click on Save button to add policy for OpenDNS Single Sign On (SSO).


  3. Now click on Onboard users into our system from View Policy Tab.

Step 3: Onboard users into our system.

  1. Download sample csv format from our console and create a CSV file containing your users in this format.


  2. Upload your CSV in our console via Bulk Upload.
  3. After uploading the CSV file successfully, you will see a success message.
  4. From Users/Groups menu, select Manage Users/Groups and go to On Boarding Status. Select users to send activation mail and click on send activation mail. An activation mail will be sent to the selected users.



Step 4: Register users into our system (End Users)

  1. Sign In to your mail and click on registration link that is valid only for 5 days. You will be redirected to our registration page.
  2. Configure your basic details.


  3. Configure any strong authentication method.


  4. Configure KBA (Security Questions) as your fallback method, in case you lost your phone this will get invoked and save your details.


  5. After successful registration, you will see a registration successful message.

Step 5: Now sign in to your OpenDNS account with miniOrange IdP following either of the two steps:

    1. Using SP initiated login :-

    1. Go to https://login.opendns.com/sso, enter your email and click on Sign In. You will be redirected to miniOrange IdP Sign On Page.


    2. Enter your miniOrange login credential and click on Login. You will be automatically logged in to your OpenDNS account.

    2. Using IdP initiated login :-

    1. Login to your miniOrange Self Service Console as an End User and click on the OpenDNS icon on your Dashboard.

Using Two Factor Authentication for OpenDNS

The most practical way to strengthen authentication is to require a second factor after the username/password stage. Since a password is something that a user knows, ensuring that the user also has something or using biometrics thwarts attackers that steal or gain access to passwords.

Traditional two-factor authentication solutions use hardware tokens (or "fobs") that users carry on their keychains. These tokens generate one-time passwords for the second stage of the login process. However, hardware tokens can cost up to $40 each. It takes time and effort to distribute them, track who has which one, and replace them when they break. They're easy to lose, hard to use, and users consistently report high levels of frustration with token-based systems.


Your choice of second factor

miniOrange authentication service has 15+ authentication methods.

You can choose from any of the above authentication methods to augment your password based authentication. miniOrange authentication service works with all phone types, from landlines to smart-phone platforms. In the simplest case, users just answer a phone call and press a button to authenticate. miniOrange authentication service works internationally, and has customers authenticating from many countries around the world.



For further details refer :
https://support.opendns.com/entries/66635814
https://support.opendns.com/entries/67419850

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If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact us at info@miniorange.com or call us at +1 978 658 9387 to find an answer to your question about OpenDNS Single Sign On (SSO).


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