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Single Sign On (SSO) - Configuration Lab

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Solution Overview
Cisco Unified Communication utilizes Single Sign On (SSO) to enhance the user experience when logging into resources. With the use of SSO, a user is not required to log in multiple times to access resources. A claim-based token is used with the Identity Provider (IdP) for the authentication of the users. In this lab we will utilize Microsoft Directory Federation Services (2.0) as the IdP. 

Goals & Objectives

This configuration lab is intended to teach the technical engineer the step by step requirements to enable SSO in a Cisco Unified Communication environment. The estimated time to completion for this lab will take 3 hours.

Learning Objectives:
  • Install signed certificates on Cisco Unified Communication products
  • Review certificate requirements for Edge connectivity
  • Non SSO User experience
  • ADFS 2.0 Configuration
  • Enable SSO on Cisco Unified Communication Applications
  • Jabber SSO Verification

Hardware & Software

Hardware and Software components used:
  • Cisco Expressway x8.10
  • Cisco IM & Presence Server 11.5
  • Cisco Unified Communication Manager 11.5
  • Cisco Unity Connection 11.5
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 7

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