Adding OpenDNS

Before you start

Ensure you have administrative access to your AuthAnvil on Demand tenant.

Section 1: Add OpenDNS to SSO from catalog

Below are the steps outlined to add OpenDNS to your SSO instance of AuthAnvil on Demand.


  1. Log into your instance of AuthAnvil on Demand
  2. Browse to SSO Manager and select the Plus sign in the bottom right to add an application
  3. Choose OpenDNS from the list
  4. Browse to the Protocol Setup tab and select the View Federation MetaData button.

  5. Right click on the metadata screen and choose Save As.. and save the file as an XML.
    Note: This file will be required when configuring OpenDNS.
  6. Browse to the Permissions tab and add the Groups that will have permissions to access this application.
  7. Save the application.

Section 2: Configure OpenDNS for SAML

Below are the steps outlined to configure your instance of OpenDNS for SAML sign on.

  1. Log into your account for OpenDNS
  2. Click on Configuration > System Settings > Login Security > SAML
  3. Select Other from the list of SAML providers and click Next at the bottom.
  4. You can skip through the next screen as we do not require a copy of their Metadata.
  5. Test your SAML configuration
  6. Once the screen comes up, choose test login when your username comes up. A successful log in with SAML will result in the screen showing the image below

  7. Close the pop up window, Accept the Terms.. and select the Save Configuration and Notify Users button. The final screen once everything is configured should look as follows:

  8. You should receive an email advising you that SAM integration has been enabled for your account.


Two Step Verification activation

Open DNS does not support SAML integration for multi-tenant operations (when used at an MSP level), therefore to ensure that security is still in place on the administrative level, enabling the Two Step Verification on a per user level could be the option you are looking for.

More information on this setup can be found here.



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