This page shows you how to add multifactor authentication to your Dropbox using the Octopus Authenticator to gain more control and security over how users log into your network.

  • Login to Octopus Authenticator Console
  • Select Services from the left pane
  • Select Add Service
  • Click Dropbox service template


Tab 1 – General Information

The following field and values are displayed

Fields nameFields Value
Service nameDropbox
Service statusEnable
Display icon
Login page URL<https://<Enterprise Base URL>/dropbox-saml/<No.>/login>


Tab 2 – Parameters

The following field and values are displayed

Field nameField value
loginLogin method for Octopus Authenticator server
Dropbox emailDropbox login
+ Add parameterDo not add any parameters


Tab 3 – Sign On

The following fields and values are displayed

Field nameField value
Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)Off (default)
Sign-on MethodSAML 2.0
X.509 Certificate 
SAML signature algorithmSHA-1 (default)
Single Sign On (SSO)Off (default)
Issuer URLhttps://<Enterprise base URL>/dropbox-saml/<No.>
SAML 2.0 Endpoint (HTTP)https://<Enterprise base URL>/dropbox-saml/login
Custom message

Note: Secret Double Octopus recommendation is to leave the default field values as displayed.


Step 4 – Users

To configure the users of the service

  • Select users either from “Local Users” or “LDAP Users” lists
  • You can select either:
    • A group of users to import, by clicking on the dot next to one of the folders
    • An individual user to import, by clicking on the dot next to that user

The corresponding dot will then be colored blue. When you select only some of the users in the group, the dot adjacent to the group will be colored partially.

After you press SAVE SETTINGS, the selected users will be enrolled in the service




Set up SSO for Dropbox using Octopus Authenticator Identity Provider


  • Login to your Dropbox Admin account
  • On the left menu, select Admin Console

  • Under Admin Console dashboard, select Settings

  • Under settings page, select Single Sign On


  • At the Single sign-on page, please refer to:
    • Identity provider sign-in URL
    • Identity provider sign-out URL (optional)
    • 509 certificate


[Back to Secret Double Octopus Management Console]

To retrieve the URL

  • Select Services from the left pane
  • Select Dropbox service
  • In the Sign On tab copy the SAML 2.0 Endpoint (HTTP) value

Retrieve the certificate file by clicking DOWNLOAD under X.509 Certificate.


[Back to Dropbox Services Web Page]

Enter the SAML 2.0 Endpoint URL for both:

  • Dropbox SSO identity provider sign-on URL
  • Dropbox SSO identity provider sign-out URL

Select the downloaded certificate file in X.509 Certificate.