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Barracuda Managed Workplace

Configuring Centrify

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Centrify is a stand-alone application that is included with your Barracuda Managed Workplace license. With Centrify, you log in to your computer using your Active Directory account, and from there you can access the Centrify User Portal to launch your most frequently used applications, including Barracuda Managed Workplace, CloudCare, your PSA solution, and many more.

Centrify includes the following components:

  • User Portal A web-based dashboard that displays the applications you can sign in to, including Barracuda Managed Workplace.
  • Cloud Manager The administrative interface of Centrify, which you use to manage the User Portal by adding and removing users and applications.
  • Cloud Connector An on-premise component that you install in your Active Directory environment - or, if you are reselling, in your client's Active Directory environment - that acts as a source for user accounts for Centrify.

To set up Centrify, you must perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Service Center to use SSL, if you have not done so already. SSL is required for Centrify to be configured in Service Center.

    If you are using a hosted environment, your Service Center is already configured to use SSL and no action is required.

  2. Register for Centrify by contacting your salesperson.
    You will receive an email with access to the Centrify user portal.
  3. Log in to your domain controller.
  4. Log in to the Centrify user portal, switch to the Cloud Manager view, and download the Cloud Connector to the domain controller. See Downloading Cloud Connector to your Domain Environment.
  5. Add the Barracuda Managed Workplace application to the Centrify user portal, if it is not already there. See Adding the Barracuda Managed Workplace Application to the SSO Portal.
  6. Configure Centrify in Service Center. See Configuring SSO in Service Center.
  7. Invite users to the User Portal from the Cloud Manager. See Inviting Users to the Business SSO Portal.

Downloading Cloud Connector to your Domain Environment

The Cloud Connector is a software package that you install on a Windows computer inside your firewall that lets you use your Active Directory accounts to authenticate users with Active Directory accounts for access to the administrator and user portals.

  1. Log in to Centrify.
  2. To access Cloud Manager, click your user name in the top right corner, and then click Switch to Cloud Manager.
  3. Click the Settings tab.
  4. In the left pane, click Cloud Connectors.
  5. Click Add Cloud Connector.
  6. Run through the guided steps to download Cloud Connector to your domain environment. Note that you must register the Cloud Connector by entering your admin user name and password.

Now that Cloud Connector is installed in your domain environment, you are ready to add the Barracuda Managed Workplace application to the SSO portal.

Adding the Barracuda Managed Workplace Application to the SSO Portal

Centrify includes thousands of applications that you can add, including Barracuda Managed Workplace. When you register for the User Portal, the Barracuda Managed Workplace application is included by default. If the Barracuda Managed Workplace application is not included, you must add it to the user portal to enable Centrify.

  1. In Service Center, click Configuration > System Settings.
  2. Click the Secure Sign On tab.
  3. In the Service Provider Information area, copy the Service URL. You will be pasting this URL into Cloud Manager in a few steps.
  4. Log in to the Centrify User Portal.
  5. To access Cloud Manager, click your user name in the top right corner, and then click Switch to Cloud Manager.
  6. Click the Apps tab.
  7. Click Add Web Apps.
  8. In the search box, type Managed Workplace.
  9. Click the Add button beside Managed Workplace SAML.
  10. Click Yes to add the application.
  11. Click Close.
    Barracuda Managed Workplace now appears in the Apps list. Now you will download the signing certificate to be uploaded to Service Center.
  12. In the Service URL box, paste the URL you copied in step 3.
  13. Copy the URL from the Identity Provider Sign-In URL box. You will be pasting this URL in Service Center.
  14. Scroll down and click the Download Signing Certificate link. You will be uploading this certificate to Service Center.

Now you are ready to complete the configuration in Service Center.

Configuring SSO in Service Center

After adding the Barracuda Managed Workplace app to the Centrify portal, you must upload the security certificate into Service Center, and paste the sign-in URL.

  1. In Service Center, click Configuration > System Settings.
  2. Click the Secure Sign On tab.
  3. In the Identity Provider Information section, click Modify.
  4. Select the Enable identity provider check box.
  5. Click Upload to upload the certificate you downloaded from Cloud Manager.
  6. In the Identity Provider Sign in URL box, paste the URL you copied from Cloud Manager.
  7. Click Save.
Inviting Users to the Business SSO Portal

If you have downloaded Cloud Connector to your domain environment, users are automatically added to the Centrify user portal using their Active Directory accounts. As a final step, you must invite users to access the portal. When you invite a user, an email is automatically sent with their log in credentials to the user portal.

  1. Log in to the Centrify Portal.
  2. To access Cloud Manager, click your user name in the top right corner, and then click Switch to Cloud Manager.
  3. Click the Users tab.
  4. Select the check box beside each user you want to invite.
  5. From the Actions list, select Send email invite for user portal setup.
  6. Click Yes to proceed.
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