NextCloud Two-Factor Authentication with SecSign ID

Protect your NextCloud Account with secure authentication

Use SecSign ID NextCloud two factor authentication for your NextCloud account to securely protect all your data in the cloud. Works for iOS or Android mobile devices as well as for desktop.

Find out why our Two-Factor Authentication is the best, some key-facts for developers and why you should upgrade to SecSign for your business.

Learn more about the options of on-premise use and your own customized ID App in your corporate design.

Download the plugin as cloud version for a free and convenient protection.

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    NextCloud offers convenient cloud storage for all kinds of data, both for small scale and big scale operations. With end-to-end encryption and customized choice of server it provides next-level protection for important data. By adding SecSign ID Two-Factor Authentication the login is protected from hacker attacks while offering a convenient login experience for the user.

    Questions? Feel free to get in touch with us if you need help setting up your SecSign ID plugin or to request a plugin for a not yet supported environment.

    1. Pre-requirements

    To integrate the SecSign ID Two-Factor Authentication with NextCloud you first need to setup an account with NextCloud and decide, where you want the server to be based off. More information on server options are available on the NextCloud website.

    You also need access to the SecSign ID administrative panel. If you need assistance managing your administrative account please contact us.

    2. Edit NextCloud Settings

    In the NextCloud admin web site open the Apps dialog and select “Authentication & Authorization” from the list. Enable “SSO & SAML authentication”.

    In the NextCloud admin web site open the SSO & SAML authentication dialog.
    Select “Use build-in SAML authentication”.

    3.Adjust IdP settings

    Enter “uid” (without the quotes) as attribute to map the UID to. Then enter the Identifier of the IdP entity. It consists of the URL of the SecSign ID admin web site plus “/SAML_Login”.
    For Example:

    Enter the same URL also as URL Target of the IdP where the SP will send the Authentication Request Message.
    Then Select “Show optional Identity Provider settings …” Paste the PEM encoded certificate which you have configured to sign SAML responses in the SecSign ID Server as “Public X.509 certificate of the IdP”.
    PEM encoding starts with “—–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–“.
    Click at “Download metadata XML”. Open the meta data XML file in a browser or a text editor.

    4. Edit SecSign ID Settings

    Open the “SAML Service Provider” dialog in the SecSign admin web site and click at “Create new SAML response attribute”. Enter “uid” (without the quotes) as name in SAML response. Leave Format empty.
    Select “SecSign ID Server” as Attribute Store and “SecSign ID” as Source attribute and save.

    Select “New SAML service provider” and choose a name. For example: NextCloud. Select “SecSign ID Server” as NameID Attribute Store and select “SecSign ID” as NameID source attribute.
    Leave NameID format empty.
    Copy the URL from entityID from the metadata file to the “Service Provider Issuer” text field in the SecSign admin dialog.

    Copy the URL from AssertionConsumerService in the metadata file to the “SAML response URL” text field in the SecSign admin dialog.

    Leave RelayState, Audience Restriction and Auth Context empty.
    Choose the user group to sign the SAML responses. For example: SAML response signers.
    Select “Server selects” for Hash algorithm and “Server selects” for PSS padding. Select the SAML attribute “secsignid: from SecSign ID Server (uid)” and Save.

    5. Test Login

    Keep the browser showing the NextCloud admin web site session open! Use another browser to test the NextCloud log-in. If it fails use the still open first browser to display the “Logging” dialog of NextCloud and see the error message.

    6. Available APIS

    We provide an ever growing list of APIs and plugins to easily integrate the SecSign ID Two-Factor Authentication in any project. An overview is available at Plugin and APIs.
    We do not only offer APIs in different programming languages but also plugins for CMS, Server and VPN environments, oAuth2 and many more. These plugins use our APIs and offer additional functionalities, for example user management, easy and native installation, logging or integration in firewalls or Active Directory.

    The JIRA plugin for example uses the JAVA-API. The PHP-Api and JS-API is used by WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Typo3 and many more. The is used for the Windows and Cisco VPN and the C-API is used for protecting Unix SSH services. The Objective-C API is used by our AppleTV and iPhone/iPad apps.


    7. See for yourself

    You can experience the SecSign ID two-factor authentication and the two-factor login by simply integrating the plugin into your website or test environment. Or you can try out the login process on our website without having to register first. You already have a SecSign ID or you want one? Login now and use the portal or use our hassle free registration.

    See for yourself how fast and convenient the login process using challenge-response authentication with 2048-bit key pairs is. There is no need for passwords, and no passwords or other confidential information are ever transmitted. It is easy to integrate and simple to use.

    For more information about the patented SafeKey procedure and it's unique security can be found here.

    If you are missing an API for the programming language you are working with, feel free to contact us and we’ll find a solution with you. If you need help with the integration into an existing system or you can’t find the plugin for your content management system you are working with, don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

    Your own ID-Server

    On premise installations of SecSign ID offer the flexibility to connect with your preferred servers, services, and devices. And you can customize the SecSign ID with your own organization’s branding.


    Why upgrade to SecSign?

    On-premise or in the cloud

    Choose between our SecSign ID Cloud or operate your own on-premise Two-Factor Authentication server.

    Easy customization

    Operate your own YourBrand ID app - Two-Factor Authentication customized to your needs.

    Ready-to-use SDK

    Integrate SecSign ID Two-Factor Authentication in existing apps with our ready-to-use SDK.

    Easy user management

    Use the Two-Factor Authentication Server to secure your company Active Directory/LDAP. Your own Identity and Access Management System, for example for mandatory updates and additional security features.

    Cover all logins

    Integration in any login environment: web, local, VPN, remote desktop, mobile logins and many more.

    Plugins for all your needs

    No need for complex integration: we have plugins for almost all environments.

    We offer SAML solutions for any setup – tailored for your needs

    Do you have a service that needs SAML two-factor authentication protection? You didn’t find any information about your setup? We offer custom solutions for almost any SAML setup. Message us for a fast and convenient solution for your service.

    Do you intend to operate the SecSign ID Two-Factor Authentication server On-Premise or in the cloud?

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