About the Dropbox Business silent provisioning workflow

This table lists Dropbox Business silent provisioning workflow activities and provides descriptions for each activity.

Activity

Description

Silent ProvisioningProvisioning is the enterprise-wide configuration, deployment, and management of multiple types of IT system resources. Specifically, provisioning provides users access to equipment, software, or services. This involves creating, maintaining and deactivating required business process automation objects and attributes in systems, directories, and applications. is enabled

The Okta Administrator selects Silent Provisioning when they add the Dropbox Business appAn abbreviation of application. Essentially, it is a web-based site used to perform any number of specific tasks, and requires authentication from end users by signing in. to Okta. When silent provisioning is enabled, users are silently provisioned to Dropbox Business and welcome emails are not sent to new Okta provisioned users. To activate their accounts, new users can visit https://www.dropbox.com/sso or they can click the Dropbox Business app icon on the Okta End-User Dashboard.

Status Verification

Existing personal Basic or Pro Dropbox Business users on the corporate domainA domain is an attribute of an Okta organization. Okta uses a fully-qualified domain name, meaning it always includes the top-level domain (.com, .eu, etc.), but does not include the protocol (https). are identified. Users identification is enabled on the Dropbox Business adminAn abbreviation of administrator. This is the individual(s) who have access to the Okta Administrator Dashboard. They control the provisioning and deprovisioning of end users, the assigning of apps, the resetting of passwords, and the overall end user experience. Only administrators have the Administration button on the upper right side of the My Applications page. dashboard. See Domain verification and invite enforcement and Domain insights and account capture.

Account Activation After status verification, users who do not currently exist in Dropbox Business are directed to https://www.dropbox.com/ssoAn acronym for single sign-on. In a SSO system, a user logs in once to the system and can access multiple systems without being prompted to sign in for each one. Okta is a cloud-based SSO platform that allows users to enter one name and password to access multiple applications. Users can access all of their web applications, both behind the firewall and in the cloud, with a single sign in. Okta provides a seamless experience across PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. to sign on and activate their accounts. As these users are not already on Dropbox Business and they have not been sent activation invitations by email, you need to provide sign on URL or instruct them to click the Dropbox Business application on the Okta app dashboard.
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