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How to Share Files from Oracle Storage with Okta Users by Making Use of SSO

In order to share Oracle storage files with Okta users by making use of SSO easily and effectively, you can make use of NirvaShare. NirvaShare is a secure file sharing and access management platform that currently supports file sharing from numerous object storages like Oracle, Digital Ocean Spaces, AWS S3 etc. with users from multiple external identity providers like Okta. This document further makes the process simple with its detailed procedure for integrating Okta identity provider with NirvaShare to share files and govern access from Oracle storage.

Prerequisites to share Oracle storage files with Okta users

To share Oracle storage files with Okta users, you have to initially install NirvaShare and configure its storage. You can follow the procedure for installation provided in the following document

 Make use of the below document to configure storage 

Login Profile Creation

To enable SSO with Okta identity provider, a login profile in NirvaShare should be created. The following steps will help you to create one. 

    • Login to Admin Console of NirvaShare.
    • On the left menu of the admin console click on login profiles
    • Click on CREATE button located in the top right corner of the page.
    • Provide a name for the title.
    • For the Authentication,select External Single Sign On (SSO) and click on CREATE
    • This will create a new Login Profile.
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Note – For IP access restriction, refer to Access restriction with IP Address to restrict access to only certain white listed IP address or a range

ACS and Entity ID

Further, while configuring Okta, you will require ACS and Entity Id URL, hence please make a note of these two URLs. These two URLs can be obtained by editing the newly created login profile.

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Okta Configuration

To integrate NirvaShare with Okta, a SAML application has to be created in Okta and the steps mentioned below should be followed

  • Sign into Okta console as an administrator.
  • Now go to Applications at the left side of the menu and click on Applications in the Okta console.
  • Click on Create App Integration.
  • In the pop-up page for Sign-In method, select SAML 2.0.
  • Click on Next

Note – For more information, you can also refer to Okta Documentation for further reference.

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  • Give the app a name of your choice
  • Select a logo (optional)
  • Click on Next
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  • The next screen will ask for ACS and Entity Id URLs of Nirvashare obtained in the previous section.
  • Enter ACS URL in the Single Sign On URL field and select the option to ‘Use this for Recipient URL and Destination URL’.
  • Enter the Entity Id URL into the Audience URL field, this URL contains the SAML metadata of the NirvaShare login profile.
 
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  • Leave the attribute statements (optional) field blank
  • Scroll to Group attribute statements
  • Type in member in the Name field, choose basic in the Name format drop down, Matches regex in the filter drop down and key in “ .* ” in the filter field
  • Click on Next to move onto the feedback section.
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    • In the feedback section, select the option that says ” I’m a Okta customer adding an internal app ” and also check the option  This is an internal app that we have created.
    • Now click on Finish
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  • Click on the Assignment tab in the next screen
  • Assign one or more users to this app by clicking on Assign drop down
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  • In the next step,click on Sign On tab
  • Clicking on Copy, will get the link of Okta metadata URL
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    • Go to a new browser tab and open the Okta metadata URL
    • Save the the XML locally by right clicking on the URL
    • The downloaded external IDP metadata file will have to be updated in NirvaShare Login Profile.

Updating Login Profile with Okta SAML Metadata

The SAML metadata file obtained from the above process through Okta should be updated in the login profile in NirvaShare. Here we have listed the steps to do it.

  • Login as an administrator into admin console of NirvaShare
  • Go to left menu of admin console and click on Login profiles.
  • Edit the Login profile that we created earlier.
  • In the Authentication section click on the browse button and select the metadata file for the External IDP SAML Metadata section.
  • Click on Update.
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Shares

After all these steps, we can finally use SSO with Okta. For this let us create a folder share and enable SSO. Refer to the document mentioned below to create a new share from Storage. But remember to select the login profile we created in the above section during the process of sharing. You can create one or more shares as well and assign the same login profile.

Creating Share

Verification for sharing Oracle storage files

  • In the admin console of NirvaShare, click on Login Profiles from left menu.
  • Right click on the login profile that we created and select Copy Shareable Link.
  • Open the link in a browser and this will redirect to Okta for SSO.

Once you complete the authentication, you can access Shares assigned to the login profile.​

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