Get started

Setup and deploy your first application. For your first setup you need an account in Control Center and to provision at least one instance of a connector as a virtual machine (VM) in your environment.

For Control Center, make sure your organization has the following:

  • An account, or contract with Control Center with administrator rights for the Enterprise Application Access (EAA). If you don't have an account, contact your sales representative.

  • An admin or editor user role in Control Center account.

Let's get started!

Step 1: Create, download and install a connector

See Connector installation requirements, and Connectors.

  1. Create and download a connector in EAA.

  2. Install and approve a connector in a virtual environment.

Next, set up an authentication source.

Step 2: Set up an authentication source

When you put an application behind Enterprise Application Access (EAA) an identity provider (IdP) authenticates it. EAA acts as a bridge between the application and an IdP. For more information about IdPs see Identity and identity providers.

Every tenant is pre-provisioned with an Enterprise Application Access Cloud Directory to provide quick access to applications without Active Directory (AD0 integration, or to extend a third party or a contractor access to applications without VPN. By default, all users are part of the main Users group. Enterprise Application Access doesn't store or cache passwords for users. To learn more see Directories.

  1. Add users to the cloud directory.
  2. Add a directory to an identity provider.

Next, create and configure an application.

Step 3: Create and configure an application

  1. Add an application to EAA.

  2. Configure access parameters for an application.

Next, configure an authentication source.

Step 4: Configure an authentication source

If you use Use EAA as a SAML IdP, see Configure EAA as the IdP for a custom SaaS application. If you use a third party IdP, see Assign identity providers to an application.

  1. On the IdP configuration page, click Assign Identity Provider.
    The IdP cards appear.

  2. Select the IdP to assign to the application.

  3. Click Assign directory.
    A window appears with Cloud Directory card.

  4. Click the Cloud Directory card.
    The directory card expands to expose more information and available actions.

  5. To authorize user access to the application, assign groups from the Cloud Directory. Click Assign Groups.

  6. Select the groups to assign to the application.


    You can also use your Active Directory (AD) for authentication, if needed.

  7. Click Done.

  8. At the bottom of the page, click Save and go to Services.
    The SERVICES tab for the application opens.

  9. As a first time user, leave the defaults for the application's SERVICES tab unchanged.

  10. Click Save and go to Advanced Settings to continue.
    The application's ADVANCED SETTINGS tab opens.

  11. As a first time user, leave the default settings for the application's ADVANCED SETTINGS.

  12. Click Save and go to Deployment to continue.
    The application's DEPLOYMENT tab opens.

To see your configuration take off, deploy your application.

Step 5: Deploy and test your application

You should now see that the status of your application is ready for deployment. Click Deploy application. For more information, see Deploy the application.

Next, to test out your application from your customer's perspective, log in and access applications in the Login Portal.