Get started with a Bookmark App

Bookmark applications are simple applications that you can publish as a link on the EAA Login Portal but are not formally secured behind Enterprise Application Access. A bookmark application is like a Hello World application. Set it up and learn how to add users to the Enterprise Application Access Cloud directory, create an identity provider (IdP), associate the directory and deploy the IdP, configure an application, and verify you can access the bookmark URL from the application inside Enterprise Application Access Cloud.

Add users to the cloud directory

You need to add users who can access the bookmark application to the cloud directory. Enterprise Center allows you to quickly configure an ​Akamai​ Cloud directory.

  1. Log in to Enterprise Center.

  2. In the Enterprise Center navigation menu, select Application Access > Identity & Users > Directories.

  3. Select Cloud Directory.

  4. In Users click Add New User (+).

  5. Enter email, first name, and last name.

  6. Click Send Invite. New users receive an email to create a password and complete their account authorization.

  7. Click Save User Changes (βœ“).
    New users are now added to the Enterprise Application Access default directory, EAA Cloud directory.

Next, create an ​Akamai​ Identity provider (IdP).

Create an ​Akamai​ Identity provider (IdP), associate the cloud directory, and deploy the IdP

Identity providers (IdPs) manage user identity information and provide single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Associate an IdP to the previously created directory to allow users to authenticate to your bookmark application.

  1. Log in to Enterprise Center.

  2. In the Enterprise Center navigation menu, select Application Access > Identity & Users > Identity Providers.

  3. Click Add Identity provider (+).

  4. Enter a name, description, and select the provider type as ​Akamai​, for example, IDP2.

  5. Click Continue.

  6. In Settings > General > Identity server enter a URL. Leave all other settings set to default.

  7. Click Save.

  8. In Directories click Associate (+).
    Associate directoryAssociate directory

  9. Select the Cloud Directory and click Associate.
    The cloud directory appears under the Directories tab.

  10. Leave the default settings in the Login portal and click Save.
    Hover over the Status of the identity provider, if there are no errors, Ready for deployment appears.
    Ready for deploymentReady for deployment

  11. Click Deploy IDP.
    Pending Changes appears. All the pending deployment changes are shown. Make sure that IDP2 is selected. If you select any other IdPs, they are simultaneously deployed.
    You can click modified, to check the changes done with the previous version.
    Pending changesPending changes

  12. Click Deploy and add a Deploy Confirmation message in the dialog box and click Deploy.
    The deployment may take several minutes to complete. When it's ready, the completed deployment flow IdP is Deployed appears.
    IdP is deployedIdP is deployed

The cloud directory is now associated with the new identity provider. Users from to the directory can access applications associated with the identity provider.

Next, configure your bookmark application.

Configure a bookmark application

You can configure different types of applications in Enterprise Application Access like access application (web, RDP, SSH, VNC), SaaS application, client-access application (TCP-type or tunnel-type), and bookmark application.

  1. Log in to Enterprise Center.

  2. In the Enterprise Center navigation menu, select Application Access > Applications > Applications.

  3. Click Add Application (+).

  4. Enter the application name and description, and select Bookmark App in Type.

  5. Click Add Application.
    Your application opens.

  6. In Settings select application category (optional) and enter a bookmark URL.

  7. Click Save.
    Your application is configured.

Next, deploy your application.

Configure the authentication source, and deploy the application

Assign the previously deployed identity provider (IdP) and directory to the bookmark application and deploy your application.

  1. Log in to Enterprise Center.

  2. In the Enterprise Center navigation menu, select Application Access > Applications > Applications.

  3. Select your application to open it.

  4. In the Authentication add the authentication for your application:

    1. Enable Authentication.

    2. Select Identity provider from the list.

    3. Click Assign Directory and select one or more directories from the list.

    4. Click Associate.
      The directory appears under the Assigned Directories.
      Assigned directoriesAssigned directories

  5. Leave the History in the application configuration default and click Save.
    Hover over the Deployment symbol, if all configurations are correct, Ready for Deployment appears.

  6. To deploy the application click Deploy Application.
    Pending Changes appears. All the pending deployment changes are shown. Make sure you selected your application. If you select any others, they are simultaneously deployed.
    Deployment statusDeployment status

  7. Click Deploy and add a Deploy Confirmation message in the dialog box and click Deploy.
    The deployment may take several minutes to complete. When it's ready, the completed deployment flow App Deployed appears.App deployedApp deployed

Next, verify if you can access the application.

Verify you can access the app from the EAA Login Portal

  1. Open a new tab and enter the login portal URL for your IdP.

  2. Log in with your username and password you created and added to the cloud directory.

  3. Click on your bookmark application.
    You should be able to go to the URL you created.


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