Multi-Factor Authentication and Single Sign-On Settings Superbadge Unit
Configure MFA and SSO settings based on a set of requirements.
Multi-Factor Authentication and Single Sign-On Settings Superbadge Unit
What You'll Be Doing to Earn This Superbadge
- Configure single sign-on settings.
- Set up multi-factor authentication.
- Enable Lightning Login.
- Test configurations with the Salesforce Authenticator app.
Concepts Tested in This Superbadge
- User Authentication
Sign Up for a Developer Edition Org with Special Configuration
To complete this superbadge unit, you need a special Developer Edition org that contains special configuration and sample data. Note that this Developer Edition org is designed to work with the challenges in this superbadge unit.
Sign up for a free Developer Edition org with special configuration.
Fill out the form.
For Email, enter an active email address.
For Username, enter a username that looks like an email address and is unique; however, it doesn’t need to be a valid email account (such as email@example.com).
- After you fill out the form, click Sign me up.
When you receive the activation email (this might take a few minutes), open it and click Verify Account.
Complete your registration by setting your password and challenge question. Tip: Write down your username, password, and login URL for easy access later.
You are logged in to your superbadge Developer Edition org.
Now, connect your new Developer Edition org to Trailhead.
Make sure you’re logged in to your Trailhead account.
In the Challenge section at the bottom of this page, select Connect Org from the picklist.
On the login screen, enter the username and password for the Developer Edition org you just set up.
On the Allow Access? page, click Allow.
On the Want to connect this org for hands-on challenges? page, click Yes! Save it. You are redirected back to the Challenge page and ready to use your new Developer Edition org to earn this superbadge.
Now that you have a Salesforce org with special configuration for this superbadge unit, you’re good to go.
Cumulus Global Bank is growing rapidly and recently acquired Cirrus Cash Flow. Business leaders have identified the need for a new Salesforce org to house their customer service operations.
As a premier Salesforce security consultant, you’ve been tasked with implementing single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) for the new customer service org. You’ve met with key stakeholders and compiled a comprehensive set of authentication requirements.
This section represents the culmination of many meetings and will be the basis of your work to transform the new org into a cloud-based version of the Louvre—authorized individuals only!
Two test users have been provided in your special org for this superbadge unit.
- Murphy Jean: SSO Testing
- Brochan Pane: “Break Glass” administrator Testing
You need to log in as these users in later challenges, so be sure to change their emails to your email address and generate new passwords for later access. Tip: Use an Incognito browser when logging in as these users. Otherwise, be sure to log out and reauthenticate as your admin user before you make additional configurations.
Important: Do not change the usernames set for these users.
Due to the evolving threat landscape, Cumulus Global Bank wants to streamline enhanced security protocols so it can control user access for all applications in one place. You’ve been asked to implement SSO for the company’s new Salesforce org so that all users are required to log in with SSO using their Federation IDs.
First, you need to make sure that users cannot log in to the org with their Salesforce credentials. Create a permission set called
Single Sign-On with an API name of
Single_Sign_On for this requirement, and use Murphy Jean as the SSO test user. Be sure to set a Federation ID for this user as you’ll need it in later steps. Use whatever value you’d like for Federation ID.
Next, configure inbound SSO. In this step, you’ll use the Axiom Heroku web app as the identity provider (IdP). Axiom has provided you with the following Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) settings for the Salesforce configuration.
|Name||Axiom SSO Test|
|Identity Provider Certificate||Download the Identity Provider Certificate from Axiom, then upload in this field.|
|Request Signature Method||RSA-SHA1|
|SAML Identity Type||Federation ID|
|Identity Provider Login URL||
|Entity ID||<The org’s My Domain URL>|
Note: If a setting is not listed here, leave the default setting as is.Now that you have SSO enabled and set up in the Salesforce org, test your configuration by generating a SAML response from the Axiom Heroku web app. A successful test allows you to log in to the org via SSO as the Murphy Jean user.
The Axiom SAML version must match the version in your SAML SSO Settings.
Set the Recipient URL to the Login URL endpoint.
Finally, make sure that users are unable to bypass the SSO requirement by preventing direct login from login.salesforce.com. And, since you always have user experience in mind, add a button to the org’s My Domain login page that takes users directly to the Axiom SSO Test authentication service. Note: We won’t check for the SSO button, but adding it is best practice.
Important: Don’t lock yourself out of your org for this superbadge unit!
- Make note of the org’s My Domain URL. You may need it for future access.
- Do not uncheck the Login Form authentication service.
As a seasoned Salesforce consultant, you’re well aware that MFA is required for all users as of February 2022. Cumulus Global Bank has decided that the MFA requirement will be completed through the SSO IdP, so it doesn’t need to be configured within Salesforce for SSO users.
Break Glass Administrator Configurations
In the event of an outage with the SSO IdP, the Break Glass admin needs to maintain access to the org. This user will generally log in with SSO like the rest of the org’s users, but they need the ability to log in from the org’s My Domain URL. The team at Cumulus Global Bank has emphasized that security is a top priority for the select few with the Break Glass Administrator profile.
Use the Brochan Pane user provided in your special org to test the configurations described below.
The Break Glass user is required to pass a MFA verification challenge. Use a permission set labeled
MFA Authorization for Break Glass Admin with the API Name
MFA_Authorization_for_Break_Glass_Admin for this requirement.
Enable Lightning Login to add an extra layer of security and to streamline the Break Glass admin login procedure. Make sure that only users with the permission set labeled
Lightning Login User (API Name
Lightning_Login_User) can log in with this method.
Salesforce Authenticator App
Log in as Brochan Pane to connect the Salesforce Authenticator app, enroll in Lightning Login, and test the configurations you made above. Don’t use the Axiom IdP to log in as this user.
Note: If you already have the Salesforce Authenticator app installed on your mobile device, you can simply add Brochan Pane’s account for testing.
Ready to Tackle This Superbadge?
Please first complete the prerequisites and the challenge for Multi-Factor Authentication and Single Sign-On Settings Superbadge Unit will be unlocked.