Setup Single Sign-On Service

You can configure Map Business Online to use your organization’s identity provider for logging in users. To implement this option the identity provider shall support SAML 2.0 or a newer protocol and your Map Business Online account must have Team subscription.

In this article we describe how to setup Single Sign On with Okta, a leading identity service. First you need to configure Okta and then Map Business Online.

Configure Okta

  1. Map Business Online SSO settings are available in XML file that you can download from here. Since Okta doesn’t support loading SSO metadata from XML, we provided two more links for you where you can download Map Business Online encryption and Map Business Online signature certificates.
  1. Map Business Online settings are also available on the MBO Account page as shown on the picture below.
  1. Log into your Okta organization as a user with administrative privileges.
  1. Press Admin button on the menu bar (displayed on the picture below).
  1. On the right sidebar click 'Add Applications' item.
  1. Press 'Create New App' button.
  1. In 'Create a New Application Integration' dialog select 'SAML 2.0' option, then press Create button.
  1. On the first page specify general settings like Application name and press Next button.
  1. Copy the URL you can see below into 'Single sign on URL' box in Okta settings. Check 'Use this for Recipient URL and Destination URL' box on (that saves you time setting the same value into Recipient and Destination URLs manually).
https://www.mapbusinessonline.com/Account.aspx/samlresponse
  1. Enter sso.mapbusinessonline.com into 'Audience URI (SP Entity ID)' box.
sso.mapbusinessonline.com
  1. Select Persistent for Name ID format.
  1. Map Business Online supports following Name ID formats:
    • urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:persistent
    • urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress
    • urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:nameid-format:kerberos
    • urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:WindowsDomainQualifiedName
    • urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:unspecified
  1. If you want to setup assertion encryption, response signing, or single logout use the 'Show Advanced Settings' link in Okta UI. Otherwise go straight to step 15 in this article.
  1. By default Response signing is ON. To turn it OFF just select ‘Unsigned’ value in corresponding box. For signature choose RSA-SHA256 and SHA256 algorithms. Note that some older algorithms are not supported by MBO for better security.
  1. Setup assertion encryption. Select 'Encrypted' in 'Assertion Encryption' box. Choose AES256-CBC and RSA-OAEP as encryption algorithms. Download Map Business Online Encryption certificate by this link and set it in ‘Encryption Certificate’ box.
  1. If you want to setup Logout then check 'Allow application to initiate Single Logout' box. Edit boxes for 'Single Logout URL', 'SP Issuer' and 'Signature Certificate' become visible.
  1. Copy the URL you can see below into 'Single Logout URL' box in Okta settings.
https://www.mapbusinessonline.com/Account.aspx/samlresponse
  1. Enter sso.mapbusinessonline.com into ' SP Issuer ' box.
sso.mapbusinessonline.com
  1. Download Map Business Online Signature certificate by this link and set it in ‘Signature Certificate’ box.
  1. Add attribute statements to simplify registration of new users in Map Business Online. Following attributes are supported:
    • givenname or firstname
    • lastname
    • streetaddress
    • country or countrycode
    • stateorprovince or state
    • postalcode, zip or zipcode
  1. Here is an example of configured attribute statements:
  1. Phew! SAML has been configured. Click Next and then Finish buttons.
  1. Now save your application settings as they are required to configure SSO on Map Business Online side. You can download settings by the 'Identity Provider metadata' link or just copy the link itself.
  1. Finally click Assignments on the menu and to assign users or groups to the SSO application.

Configure Map Business Online

  1. Once identity provider has been configured, go to Map Business Online Account page and select Single Sign On tab.
  1. E-mail domain name will be copied from e-mail address you provided upon registration. If you used a public e-mail address like gmail, it’s time to change your account setting to use corporate e-mail. You can do it from ‘Account information’ tab on Account page.
  1. The easiest way to configure MBO is to copy URL pointing to SSO settings into 'URL to identity provider’s settings' box. See step 17 above where we copy the URL in Okta.
  1. If you don’t have URL but you have a file with settings then select corresponding option and then choose the file.
  1. Check ‘Assertions are encrypted’ and ‘Requests and responses are signed‘ boxes to match configuration on identity provider side.
  1. Finally press Configure button. You are all set and your users can now log into Map Business Online with organization's Single Sign On service.