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New Automox Feature: Single-Org SAML

By September 18, 2018 No Comments

The Automox team is excited to announce new functionality that increases the security of your Automox organization while making it easier than ever to manage users and access – Single Sign On (SSO) support for single organizations. With SSO, you can connect any single-org Automox account to a wide range of identity management tools, including Okta, OneLogin, Google, and Active Directory (AD).

SSO enhances the security of your organization, centralizing identity and access management and putting you fully in control of users and licensing. SAML-based SSO is available for all Automox plans. Today, SAML for more than one organization (multi-org) is not supported. This functionality will be available in Q4 2018.

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Features and Functionality

Automox uses the industry-standard SAML 2.0 framework for Single Sign On. Any provider you use today for Identity Management can connect to Automox in a few easy steps. Automox supports both IDP (Identity Provider) and SP (Service Provider) initiated SSO. Once configured, all users in your environment will be required to use SAML authentication.

With SAML enabled, you can also set up automatic provisioning of new users from your Identity Provider. Instead of managing invites and licenses by hand in Automox, you can now add authorized users to the Automox app in your Identity Provider. Once they attempt to login for the first time, an Automox license will automatically be created for them.

A custom logout URL is also supported, redirecting your users to a site of your choosing after they log out of Automox. A logout URL is a popular way to guide users back to your internal dashboard or Identity Provider.

Getting Started

If you currently use Automox for a single organization, SAML is available today. You can configure SAML within the Settings > My Profile page, below Two Factor Authentication (2FA). 2FA will be automatically disabled when SAML is enabled.

If your organization uses Okta for identity management, you can easily configure an app to enable full SAML authentication. Automox will have an Okta-listed app available in September, or you can create a custom app for Automox.

Automox SAML also works with any other Identity Provider. You can configure Automox and your Identity Provider by following this guide.

Have ideas or questions for Automox? Reach out to us at support@automox.com and share your ideas on our product roadmap portal.

About Automox

Automox is a cloud-based patch management and endpoint protection platform that provides the foundation for a strong security framework by automating the fundamentals of security hygiene to reduce a company’s attack surface by over 80 percent. A powerful set of user-defined controls enables IT managers to filter and report on the vulnerability status of their infrastructure and intuitively manage cross-platform OS patching, third party patching, software deployment, and configuration management. To sign up for a free, 15-day trial of Automox’s cloud-based, automated patch management solution, visit www.automox.com/signup.

Gavin Matthews

Author Gavin Matthews

Gavin is Product Manager at Automox, helping organizations of all sizes secure and patch their devices. As a CIPP/US and CSPO, Gavin has a background in building and scaling secure products. Reach him at gavin [at] automox.com to get your ideas on the roadmap!

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