LucidLink Single Sign-On (SSO): First-time SSO Login Fundamentals

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Target audience: Filespace users

This article is part of the LucidLink Single Sign-On (SSO): "Just-in-Time" Provisioning for Users and Groups series of articles.



As part of the SSO setup process of a LucidLink Filespace, a specialized file, known as a Filespace key is generated. The Filespace key workflow serves as an additional layer of security providing a Zero-Knowledge guarantee and ensuring that LucidLink has no access to the data stored in your Filespace.

The Filespace key must be stored and distributed by the customer's organization. For the users to log in and gain access to the Filespace, they are required to import the Filespace key once per device. 


There are two ways to import a Filespace key: automatically and manually.


Automatic import of the Filespace key by the Filespace administrator

Your Filespace administrator may have already distributed the unique Filespace key to your local machine using your organization's device management toolset, also known as Mobile Device Management. The LucidLink client will automatically look for the Filespace key in the designated folder. In this case, there is no action required from the users.


Manual import of the Filespace key file by the Filespace user

The LucidLink root user or Administrator needs to distribute the Filespace key in any way deemed appropriate by the organization. For some recommendations on how to accomplish this, please refer to this article LucidLink Single Sign-On (SSO): Filespace key Distribution Workflow.


This guide will outline the steps needed to manually import your Filespace key:

1. From within the LucidLink client, open the Login screen and enter the Filespace name that has a pre-established SSO integration.




2. Click Continue.

3. Choose Login through SSO.


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4. You will be prompted to provide a Filespace key. Navigate to the location where you have stored your Filespace key by pressing Browse.




5. Click Import the Filespace key.




6. If the Filespace key has been successfully imported, the LucidLink client will show a message "Filespace key imported". Next, select Continue with SSO provider.




7. You will be redirected to your browser window, where you can log in to your identity provider. If you are already logged in your session will be automatically detected and you will not need to re-enter your SSO Identity Provider user credentials again.




8. Once your security credentials have been validated by your SSO identity provider, you will be connected to your Filespace, at which time you can begin working. 




If you need to confirm or validate your currently active user name, you can confirm this by checking the username at the top of the LucidLink dashboard:


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