This is a placeholder article for configuring Dropbox Single Sign On Authentication through SDO.

Single Sign-on capability in Dropbox requires either an Advanced or Enterprise level Dropbox Business account.

  1. To begin you will need to log into your control panel at
  2. Click on My Services in the left-hand menu.
  3. Click on the Secret Double Octopus vendor band to expand it
  4. Click on the Services tab to reveal available services.
  5. Click on the Dropbox service

  6. Select your primary domain from the Domain drop-down field.

  7. Click the Activate Dropbox button.

  8. Click over to the Service Metadata tab. Click the Open Metadata file button to download the x.509 certificate.  You will need this certificate to configure Single Sign-On in Dropbox (rename XML to PEM?)

  9. Copy the Login URL field, to be used for configuring Single Sign-On in Dropbox

  10. Click on the Save button.

  1. Sign in to Dropbox using your admin credentials.
  2. Click Admin Console in the sidebar.
  3. Click Settings in the sidebar.
  4. Under Authentication, click Single sign-on.
  5. Toggle the Single sign-on setting from Off to either Optional or Required.
    • If you choose Required, team members must sign in to Dropbox using SSO, and their Dropbox password will no longer work. However, admins can still use their Dropbox admin credentials to sign in.
    • If you choose Optional, your team can sign in to Dropbox using SSO or their Dropbox password.
  6. Click Add sign-in URL and enter the URL you noted in step 2. 
    • Optional: you can click Add sign-out URL to add a sign-out URL.
  7. Click Upload certificate to upload the X.509 certificate .pem file you downloaded earlier.
  8. Click Apply changes.

  1. Sign in to Dropbox using your admin credentials.
  2. Click Admin console.
  3. Click Settings
  4. Click Single sign-on.
  5. In the SSO sign-in URL section, click Copy link. 
  6. Paste the Copied link into the SSO URL field in the Control Panel.
  7. Click the Save button.