AVG Business SSO – Connecting to Active Directory Contents AVG Business SSO – Connecting to Active Directory ........................................... 1 Selecting an identity repository and using Active Directory .................................. 3 Installing Business SSO cloud connectors and administrator consoles ................... 4 Requirements ............................................................................................. 6 Firewall settings .......................................................................................... 7 Supporting user authentication for multiple domains ....................................... 8 Adding cloud connectors and administrator consoles ........................................ 9 Running the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite installer ........................... 9 Modifying cloud connector account permissions ............................................... 9 Using Active Directory certificates in devices for authentication ....................... 10 Uninstalling the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite software .................... 11 To uninstall the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite software: ................ 12 Referencing accounts from Active Directory ..................................................... 13 Notifying users with Active Directory accounts ................................................. 14 Simplifying logging in to identity platform portals for Active Directory accounts ... 15 Selecting an identity repository and using Active Directory The Business SSO identity platform requires an identity repository for storing data about your organization’s users and mobile devices. You can use either or both of the following: Active Directory: The Business SSO identity platform securely connects with your existing Active Directory infrastructure through the Business SSO cloud connector to authenticate users when they log in to the web portals and enroll a device. The Business SSO identity platform does not replicate Active Directory accounts or attributes in the identity platform. Business SSO user service: The Business SSO identity platform includes this built-in identity repository. When you select this option, the Business SSO identity platform uses the Business SSO user service account to authenticate users and, if you are using the Business SSO identity platform for mobile device management, to store the enrolled device records. If you are not already using Active Directory, you can get started right away using the Business SSO user service. You can create user accounts individually or use the bulk-import feature to import a set of users from a CSV or Excel file. If your organization is heavily invested in Active Directory, you can continue to use it as your primary identity store and use the same tools (for example, Active Directory Users and Computers) to manage users and mobile devices. When you use Active Directory, your users enter their Active Directory credentials to log in to the Business SSO user portal and enroll devices. You can use both identity stores simultaneously, too. For example, even if you decide to use Active Directory as your primary identity store, the Business SSO user service can provide a convenient supplemental repository for the following types of users: Emergency administrators: If there is ever a network break down to the Active Directory domain controller, no one with just an Active Directory account can log in. However, if you create administrator accounts in Business SSO user service, these users can log in to Cloud Manager and the Business SSO user portal and launch web applications. Temporary users: If you have temporary users—for example, customers, contractors, and partners—who need to run your web applications, it may be easier and less risky to add them as Business SSO user service accounts rather than Active Directory accounts. Using the Active Directory and Business SSO user service ID repositories The Business SSO identity platform can use both Active Directory and Business SSO user service accounts to authenticate users. You must have the cloud connector installed to use Active Directory accounts. When the identity platform receives an authentication request, it checks the ID repositories for the account name in the following order: 1. 2. 3. 4. Business SSO user service by name Active Directory user by user Active Directory user by email Business SSO user service by email In addition, the Business SSO identity platform uses the contact information in Active Directory or the cloud accounts to contact users when multifactor authentication is enabled for logging in to Cloud Manager and the Business SSO user portal and applications that are configured for strong authentication. If the contact information is wrong, the user is not able to log in. Installing Business SSO cloud connectors and administrator consoles This document explains how to use the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite installation wizard for the following purposes: To install a Business SSO cloud connector for authenticating identity platform users by using an Active Directory account To create administrator consoles for identity platform administrators. This lets you use Active Directory Users and Computers to manage identity platform users and enrolled devices and the Group Policy Management Editor to create group policy objects for mobile device policies. You only need to install any of these components if you are using Active Directory accounts to authenticate identity platform users. (Active Directory user accounts and attributes are not replicated in the Business SSO identity platform.) This document also describes modifying the cloud connector account permissions and creating certificate templates if you want to use certificates for login authentication for Wi-Fi connections, VPNs, or Exchange email accounts. Both of these are identity platform options, and you do not need to perform these procedures if you are not using these options. The following topics are covered: Requirements Supporting user authentication for multiple domains Adding cloud connectors and administrator consoles Running the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite installer Modifying cloud connector account permissions Using Active Directory certificates in devices for authentication Uninstalling the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite software Requirements To install and configure a Business SSO cloud connector you need the following: Item Description Business SSO Cloud Management Suite installer This program installs the cloud connector, Active Directory and group policy console extensions, and the Business SSO Cloud Connector Configuration Program. To get the installer, you open Cloud Manager, click Settings, click Cloud Connectors, and click Add cloud connector. Repeat this procedure every time you install a cloud connector to ensure you get the latest version of the cloud connector. Host computer joined to the domain controller You install the Business SSO cloud connector on a Windows computer to establish the communications link between the Business SSO identity platform and Active Directory domain controller. If you are referencing accounts in an Active Directory tree or forest, the cloud connector can joined to any domain controller in the tree (it does not need to be the root). In addition, that domain controller must have two-way, transitive trust relationships with the other domain controllers. Refer to the help section below on Supporting user authentication for multiple domains for the details. This computer must be in your internal network and meet or exceed the following requirements: •Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer (64-bit only) with 8 GB of memory, of which 4 GB should be available for cloud connector cache functions. •Has Internet access so that it can access the Business SSO identity platform. Has a Baltimore Cyber Trust Root CA certificate installed in the •Local Machine Trusted Certificate root authorities store. Microsoft .NET version 4.5 or later; if it isn’t already installed, the •installer installs it for you. Be a server or server-like computer that is always running and •accessible. User account with the proper Active Directory and identity platform permissions. To install the Business SSO cloud connector, the user account must have Active Directory “Modify Permissions” permission. Refer to the help section below on Required Active Directory permissions to install the cloud connector for the details. To register the cloud connector in your identity platform account, you must be either a member of the sysadmin role or be a member of a role that has the Register Cloud Connectors permission. Web proxy server (optional) If your network is configured with a web proxy server that you want to use to connect to the Business SSO identity platform, you specify this server during the installation process. The web proxy server must support HTTP1.1 chunked encoding. Firewall settings You should configure you firewall to allow outbound traffic over the following ports: Port numbers Resource 443 *.sso.avg.com 443 *.windows.net 80 www.public.trust.com 80 mscrl.microsoft.com 80 privacy-policy.truste.com 80 Oscp.verisign.com If your organization has outbound firewall rules that are based on IP address whitelisting, you need to add the Microsoft Windows Azure Service Bus service to the whitelist. Go to the following URL to get the most current list of IP addresses: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41653 Required Active Directory permissions to install the cloud connector If you are a domain admin you have sufficient permissions to install the cloud connector. However, if you are not, you need to have the Modify Permissions permission before you begin the installation. To add the Modify permissions permission to an Active Directory user or group: 1. In Active Directory Users and Computers, make sure that you have Advanced Features enabled (View > Advanced Features). 2. Open the properties for the desired user or group and click the Security tab. 3. In the Security tab, click Advanced. 4. In the Advanced Security Settings dialog box, click Add. 5. Enter the name of the user or service account that you will use to run the cloud connector, and click OK. 6. In the Permission entry dialog box, click Allow for “Modify Permissions” and click OK. 7. The Permissions tab of the Advanced Security Settings dialog box lists the specified user with the ability to Modify Permissions. 8. In the Advanced Security Settings dialog box, click OK. 9. In the Properties dialog box, click OK. Supporting user authentication for multiple domains You install the cloud connector on a host Windows computer that is joined to a domain controller to authenticate identity platform users who have an account in that domain. If you want the identity platform to authenticate users in other domains, there are two cloud connector installation models—which one you use depends upon whether the accounts are in trusted domains in a single forest or in multiple, independent domains trees or forests. Note: If all of your identity platform users have their accounts in a single domain controller, you can skip this topic. Adding cloud connectors and administrator consoles You use the same Business SSO Cloud Management Suite installer to install the additional cloud connectors for load balancing and failover and administrator consoles to manage identity platform users, devices and group policy objects. Running the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite installer You use the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite installer to install the Business SSO cloud connector on the host computer and create administrator consoles. The installer is included in the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite package you download from a link provided in Cloud Manager. The package also includes the release notes, license agreement, and acknowledgments. Adding a Business SSO cloud connector is a two-phase procedure that you initiate from Cloud Manager: You download the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite package from the link in Cloud Manager to the computer. You run the installation wizard to install the software and register the cloud connector to your Business SSO identity platform account. Note: By default, the cloud connector is installed as a Local System process account on the host computer. Refer to the help section on ‘Modifying cloud connector account permissions’ to determine if this account and its permissions serve your purposes. Modifying cloud connector account permissions By default, the cloud connector service is started as a Local System account process. This account has sufficient permissions for most purposes with the following exceptions: If you want to give Active Directory users the ability to reset their password from the administrator or user portal login prompt. This is a policy you have to enable (Refer to the help section on Enabling forgotten password reset for Active Directory users), and it is intended to let users with Active Directory accounts reset their password if they have forgotten it when they try to log in. If you want to enable this policy, you can give the Local System account the ResetPassword permission. Alternatively, you can run the cloud connector under a different account (if you select this option refer to the help section on ‘Permissions required for alternate accounts’) or provide the user name and password for an account that has the ResetPassword permission. If the host computer does not have read access to the container or organizational unit that stores the user accounts. Without read access, the cloud connector cannot authenticate the user. Domain computers have this permission by default; however, the cloud connector host may not. This most often occurs in multi-forest or multi-domain setups and can occur even when two-way trust is already defined. You can tell when this occurs—the cloud connector log would show the error message, "unable to locate forest or user object." In this case, you need to give the Local System account read access permission to the containers or organizational units. Note: If you change the cloud connector’s account or modify Local System account permissions, be sure to make the same changes on all the cloud connectors you install. Using Active Directory certificates in devices for authentication You can use a certificate authority in the Active Directory Certificate Service to generate user and computer certificates for user and device authentication. In turn, you can use these certificates for login authentication in the Wi-Fi, VPN, and Exchange ActiveSync server profiles rather than an account’s user name and password. (See the Wi-Fi, VPN, and Exchange server profile configuration descriptions in Mobile device configuration policies overview for the details.) Note: This section only applies when you use Active Directory group policy for device policy management (see Selecting the policy service for device policy management) or you select Active Directory Certificate Service in Device Policy Management (see Selecting the Business SSO cloud policy service). If you select the Tenant Certificate Authority instead, you can skip this section. To use certificates from your Active Directory certification authority, you must create user or computer certificate templates on the Windows Certificate Authority server used by the Business SSO cloud connector. In addition, you need to configure the host computer for each of your Business SSO cloud connectors so that it can revoke certificates. After you create the templates, the certificates are automatically created for the identity platform and then installed by the Business SSO identity platform when the user enrolls the device. If you are using Active Directory group policy for device policy management, you can select the certification authority when you configure Device Policy Management— Refer to the help section on Selecting Active Directory group policy. If you are using Business SSO cloud policy service for device policy management and select the Active Directory Certificate Service, the identity platform uses the default Active Directory Certificate Services certification authority only. In many cases, additional server configuration is required before you can use certificates for authentication. See your server’s documentation for the details. You need to go to the user certificate template on the Windows Certification Authority server to confirm that the Domain Users group in Active Directory has the permission to auto-enroll the certificate. For specific instructions for configuring Exchange 2010 authentication using PKI, see this Exchange 2010 PKI Authentication Configuration document. The procedures in this section assume that you have a working Active Directory Certificate Services certificate authority within your domain and you have sufficient permissions to modify the settings. Uninstalling the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite software You use the Uninstall command in the Windows Control Panel to remove the cloud connector and console extensions. All of the components are installed under the name Business SSO Cloud Management Suite followed by the version number. Uninstalling this program removes all of the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite components installed on the computer. You cannot, for example, delete the cloud connector but leave the console extensions. If you use just one Business SSO cloud connector, uninstalling the Business SSO Cloud Management Settings from the Active Directory Control Panel terminates mobile device policy enforcement. However, if you uninstall the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite from one computer but have the Business SSO cloud connector installed on one or more other computers, service is not interrupted. In this case, the Business SSO identity platform automatically switches to another cloud connector. To uninstall the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite software: 1. On a Windows computer on which you installed Business SSO Cloud Management Suite, close any open Microsoft Management Consoles, such as Active Directory Users and Computers and Group Policy Management Editor that may be using the components. 2. Click Start > Control Panel > (Programs) Uninstall Program, then right-click Business SSO Cloud Management Suite version. 3. Click Yes when the confirmation message appears. 4. If no Microsoft Management Console applications are open, the installer finishes and removes the Business SSO Cloud Management Suite software. If applications are open, you are prompted for how to close them. 5. If prompted to close open applications, do the following: a. Leave the following option selected and click OK: b. Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete. c. If prompted that a Microsoft Management Console application has stopped working, click Close the program. d. The cloud connector and, if also installed, the console extensions are now removed from your computer. However, a directory and some files will still reside on your computer. To remove these files, complete the next step. 6. To remove all Business SSO Cloud Management Suite related files navigate to and delete the C:\Program Files\AVG folder. Referencing accounts from Active Directory Generally, when you use Active Directory accounts to authenticate identity platform users you do not add them to the Business SSO user service. Instead, the Business SSO identity platform automatically adds their Active Directory account to the Users page when they log in to the Business SSO user portal or enroll a device. You manage the account’s properties (for example, email address and phone numbers), entirely in Active Directory. However, you do need to add an Active Directory account to a role to deploy applications to that user. In this case, you can add either the user’s Active Directory account or the user’s Active Directory group to the role. Refer to the Help Section on Adding and removing users and groups to and from roles for the details. Notes: After you add an Active Directory user or group to a role, the name is not listed on the Users page until the user logs in to the Business SSO user portal or enrolls a device. The Business SSO User Portal web application must be assigned to a role in which users are a member before they can log in. By default, Business SSO User Portal is assigned to the Everybody role so this is normally not a problem. In addition, when you use the Invite User button, the role you specify is automatically added to the Business SSO User Portal User Access settings. You can delete an Active Directory account from either Active Directory or the Business SSO user service. When you delete the account in Active Directory, the account is also removed from the Users page in Cloud Manager. When you remove the account using Cloud Manager, the account is deleted from Active Directory. In both cases, it can take several minutes for the synchronization to occur. Notifying users with Active Directory accounts Users with Active Directory accounts log in to the Business SSO user portal and enroll devices using their Active Directory credentials. To get Active Directory users started with the identity platform you can send them an invitation or you can provide the following URL to the users and tell them to use their Active Directory credentials to log in: https://sso.avg.com/my They use the same credentials to enroll devices. Simplifying logging in to identity platform portals for Active Directory accounts Users with Active Directory accounts can log in to the Business SSO user portal and Cloud Manager without entering their user name and password from computers that are within your organization’s intranet. For example, you can log in to Cloud Manager without entering your credentials by appending the login suffix to the portal’s URL as follows: https://sso.avg.com/manage?customerid=<loginsuffix> You substitute <loginsuffix> with any login suffix defined in the Login Suffix tab in Cloud Manager Settings. If you have not yet defined any other login suffixes, you can use the default suffix—your Active Directory account’s UPN suffix. For example, if your domain name was abcorp.com, you would enter the following URL to log in without entering your user name and password: https://sso.avg.com/manage?customerid=abcorp.com Similarly, users can log in to the Business SSO user portal by adding the login suffix to their URL. In this case the syntax is as follows: https://sso.avg.com/my?customerid=<loginsuffix> Both of these methods use Integrated Windows Authentication to authenticate the user using their Active Directory credentials and require the user to be on your organizations intranet. You may need to reconfigure the default Integrated Windows Authentication settings and define IP Addresses on your Business SSO cloud connector to use this feature. Refer to the help section on Configuring cloud connectors to configure a cloud connector. You can also define a login suffix as an alias for a long, Active Directory UPN suffix. Refer to the help section on ‘Creating an alias for long Active Directory domain names’ for the details.
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