Dropbox is a sponsored partner of eduGAIN and InCommon, and supports these standards. This article details how to enable eduGAIN- or InCommon-supported SSO for your Dropbox Business account.
What are InCommon and eduGAIN?
eduGain is an interfederation service that enables the secure exchange of identity, authentication and authorization info between participating federations.
InCommon Federation, commonly shortened to InCommon, is a framework for trustworthy shared management of access to online resources. It is specific to the US market.
InCommon is often confused as an identity provider (IdP). In reality, InCommon is a protocol that your IdP may support to provide specific security enhancements to abide by the InCommon Standard.
The Dropbox version of single sign-on (SSO) abides by both the eduGAIN and InCommon frameworks.
How do I enable supported SSO with eduGAIN or InCommon?
If you're a Dropbox Education admin, contact your account team and request that they turn on the required eduGAIN or InCommon attribute setting. Once this setting is on, follow the steps under each of the three sections in this article to complete the setup process.