8x8 applications support Single Sign-On integration with on-premise installations of Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and use Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) as an intermediary.
ADFS is an optional component of AD which enables controlled access to AD’s authentication capability from external applications such as 8x8.
The integration uses the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 which is a widely adopted open standard for claims-based authentication between applications.
This document is designed for IT administrators who need to configure Single Sign-On between 8x8 applications and Microsoft Active Directory.
Setting up Single Sign-On with ADFS for 8x8 applications has a number of stages which are outlined in this table. Read prerequisites carefully to ensure a smooth installation.
Domain administrator rights to a supported version of Windows Server:
|Configure SSO in 8x8 Configuration Manager||An 8x8 login with administrator privileges|
|Test login||A user that is configured in 8x8 Configuration Manager with their Federation ID set to their AD login name|