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miniOrange provides secure access to Zoho for enterprises and full control over access of application. Single Sign On (SSO) into Zoho with one set of login credentials.
Single Sign On
miniOrange Single Sign On (SSO) Solution provides easy and seamless access to all enterprise resources with one set of credentials, miniOrange provides Single Sign On (SSO) to any type of devices or applications whether they are in the cloud or on-premise.
Secure your Zoho Apps from password thefts using multi factor authentication methods with 15+ authentication types provided by miniOrange. Our multi factor authentication methods prevent unauthorized users from accessing information and resources having password alone as authentication factor. Enabling second factor authentication for Zoho protects you against password thefts.
miniOrange prevents frauds with its dynamic risk engine in conjunction with enterprise specific security policy. We support a combination of the Device id, Location and Time of access as multi-factor authentication that can detect and block fraud in real-time, without any interaction with the user.
miniOrange supports both IdP (Identity Provider) and SP (Service Provider) initiated Single Sign On (SSO)
IdP Initiated Single Sign On (SSO)
In IdP Initiated Login, SAML request is initiated from miniOrange IdP.
Enduser first authenticates through miniOrange Idp by login in to miniOrange Self Service Console.
The Enduser will be redirected to their Zoho account by clicking the Zoho icon on the Enduser Dashboard - there is no need to login again.
SP Initiated Single Sign On (SSO)
In SP Initiated Login, SAML request is initiated by Zoho.
An Enduser tries to access their Zoho domain.
They will be redirected to miniOrange Self Service Console.
Here they can enter the miniOrange login credentials and login to their Zoho Account.
Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for Zoho Single Sign On (SSO)
Step 1: Validate your Zoho domain (skip this step if you already have a verified Zoho domain)
Login to your Zoho account and access Zoho Mail.
Click on Control Panel and select Mail and Docs.
Go to Domains, click on Add Domain and add your domain.
In the list, click the icon under the Verified column for your domain to validate it.
Follow the steps specified on the page that opens up and after that click on Verify to validate your domain.
Step 2: Configure SAML for Zoho
Login to miniOrange Admin Console, go to Apps Tab from the menu and select Configure Apps.
Select Zoho from the Application Name drop down menu.
Make sure the SP Entity ID or Issuer is in the format: https://accounts.zoho.com/samlresponse/your_domain.com.
Make sure the ACS URL is in the format: https://accounts.zoho.com/samlresponse/your_domain.com
Leave the Attributes section empty.
Click on Save to configure Zoho.
Click on Download Certificate link to download the certificate which will be required later.
Login to your Zoho domain as the Account Administrator and access Zoho Mail.
Click on Control Panel and select Mail and Docs.
Go to SAML Authentication and enter the details as shown:
Change Password URL
Click on Get key From File and select the certificate downloaded earlier.
Click on OK to save the SAML SSO Settings.
Step 3: Create a policy for Zoho
Login to miniOrange Admin Console, go to Policies Tab from the menu and select App Authentication Policy.
Add a new policy for Zoho.
Select Zoho from Application dropdown.
Select a Group Name from dropdown - the group for which you want to add Zoho policy.
Give a policy name for Zoho in Policy Name field.
Select the First Factor Type for authentication.
Enable Second Factor for authentication if required.
Click on Save button to add policy for Zoho Single Sign On (SSO).
Now click on Onboard users into our system from View Policy Tab.
Step 4: Onboard users into our system.
Download sample csv format from our console and create a CSV file containing your users in this format.
Upload your CSV in our console via Bulk Upload.
After uploading the CSV file successfully, you will see a success message.
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 5: Register users into our system (End Users)
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.
Configure your basic details.
Configure any strong authentication method.
Configure KBA (Security Questions) as your fallback method, in case you lost your phone this will get invoked and save your details.
After successful registration, you will see a registration successful message.
Step 6: Now sign in to your Zoho account with miniOrange IdP following either of the two steps:
1. Using SP initiated login :-
Go to your Portal URL (say for example: your_domain.business.zoho.com) or go to https://accounts.zoho.com/samlauthrequest/your_domain.com and you will be redirected to miniOrange IdP Sign On Page.
Enter your miniOrange login credential and click on Login. You will be automatically logged in to your Zoho account.
2. Using IdP initiated login :-
Login to your miniOrange Self Service Console as an End User and click on the Zoho icon on your Dashboard.
Using Two Factor Authentication for ZOHO
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.