This article will guide you through setting up single sign-on (SSO) with G suite
Before you get started, make sure you have done the following:
- You have reviewed the SSO overview page
- You have signed up for a Dashlane Business Plan. Dashlane Team does allow enabling SSO.
- You have access to the Gsuite Admin console.
- Step by Step video walk through
- Overview of single sign-on (SSO)
- System requirements
- Enabling SSO
Step by Step Video Walk through
Overview of single sign-on (SSO)
Today, the Master Password is used as one of the keys to encrypt and decrypt user data. Now, with SSO, your users can sign in to their Dashlane vault using their SSO credentials instead of a Master Password. Together with Dashlane's SSO Connector, users can sign in with their SSO credentials, all while Dashlane retains its zero-knowledge security architecture.
When a user attempts to sign in using SSO, they are redirected to the SSO Connector, which federates to the identity provider.
After the user successfully signs in, the SSO Connector sends a unique key to the client which then decrypts the user's data.
All user keys are managed by the SSO Connector. In order to maintain our patented zero-knowledge security architecture, the SSO Connector needs to be hosted in an environment controlled by your organization. The SSO Connector runs on Docker and can be hosted in any environment where Docker is present.
Dashlane specific requirements
- Dashlane Business (Dashlane Team does not support SSO)
- Minimum version of the Dashlane app:
- Web: v6.2030.3
- iOS: v6.2029.0
- Android: v6.2030.1
- Desktop apps are not supported
Verify your domain
1. . Visit the Dashlane Admin Console and navigate to the Settings tab.
2. Click the SAML SSO tab. In the Verify your company email domain field, enter your company's domain name and click the Verify button.
- If you have multiple e-mail domains configured for your SSO provider, add and verify all additional domains.
3. Copy the Hostname and TXT values and add them to a new DNS TXT record for your domain. Once added, click on the Verify domain button. Please note that it can take up to 24 hours to verify the domain.
4. Verify all the email domains your users will use to sign in using SSO. If you have more than 5, contact support.
SSO Connector configuration steps
Create an application in G Suite
1. Navigate to the G Suite Admin center use the side menu to navigate to Apps > SAML apps.
- Add App > Add custom SAML app
2. Click on Add a service/App to your domain.
3. For the Custom App name, type Dashlane
4. Under Option 1, download the IDP metadata. This will download a file called GoogleIDPMetadata.xml. You will need this file in the next section.
5. Click on Continue
7.Choose a single-sign on URL endpoint that you would like to use for your SSO connector.
There are three ways to deploy the SSO encryption connector, and how you choose to deploy will change your ACS & Entity ID URL's.
|SSO encryption service host||SSO Connector endpoint|
|Linux VM (advanced)||https://mycompanysso.mycompany.com|
Enter the SSO connector endpoint in the Dashlane admin portal
9. Your SSO encryption host will dictate your ACS and entity ID URL's.
SSO Connector Endpoint = https://mycompanysso.azurewebsites.net
ACS URL would = https://mycompanysso.azurewebsites.net/saml/callback
Entity ID would = https://mycompanysso.azurewebsites.net/saml/
9. Leave the default settings for the Name ID format and Name ID
9. Click on Continue
10. On the Attribute Mapping page click Finish
Configure the SSO Connector
1. Navigate back to the SAML SSO section of the Settings tab in the Admin Console.
2. Open the GoogleIDPMetadata.xml file that you downloaded in the section above. Copy and paste the contents of the file (the SAML metadata of G Suite) into the Enter the identity provider metadata field.
3. Enter the URL where your SSO Connector instance will exist if you have not done so already. This is the URL that the SSO Connector service can be reached (such as https://mycomponysso.azurewebsites.net)
4. Click on the Generate SSO Connector key button. This will generate a key that will be used to encrypt all the your company's data. Copy the generated key and save it somewhere secure (such as a secure note in Dashlane). We also recommend sharing it with any other admins as well. You will not be able to see this key again.
5. Click on the Download Config file button. You will use this for completing the SSO connector setup in the next step.
Setup the SSO encryption service connector in your preferred environment
1. You can do a quick test to ensure that SSO Connector and G Suite are configured correctly. To do so, navigate back to the Dashlane admin console and click on Test Connection.
You can sign in using any Google user account that has access to the Dashlane application within G Suite. Once you successfully sign in, you should see a Success message. If you don't, contact Dashlane Support for help.
2. You can now enable SSO for all your users! Remember, admins within Dashlane will not be impacted and will continue to sign in using their Master Password. All other users will be forced to use SSO to access Dashlane.