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SafeNet Trusted Access for Cerner

Overview

The application template provides the ability to enable single sign-on for users accessing the Cerner application through SafeNet Trusted Access.

The following use cases can be configured for Cerner:

SP-initiated SSO

IdP-initiated SSO

Configuring SafeNet Trusted Access for Cerner is a three-step process:

1.Cerner setup

2.SafeNet Trusted Access setup

3.Verify authentication

Cerner Setup

As a prerequisite, download the Identity Provider metadata from the SafeNet Trusted Access console by clicking the Download metadata file button and host this metadata on a public cloud platform ( for example, AWS).

You will need to provide this metadata URL to the Cerner support team for configuring SAML authentication for your Cerner account.

Obtaining Metadata

In a web browser, open the metadata URL https://<Hostname>/session-api/protocol/saml2/metadata received from the Cerner support team to download the Cerner metadata. Save the metadata on your local machine.

Where, <Hostname> is the hostname registered in Cerner.

For example, idfed-demo.sandboxcerner.com.

SafeNet Trusted Access Setup

After completing the first step of configuring SafeNet Trusted Access in Cerner, the second step is to activate the Cerner application in SafeNet Trusted Access by performing the following steps:

1.In the Applications pane, the Cerner application you added earlier is in the inactive state by default. To configure and activate this application, click the application (for example, Cerner) and proceed to the next step.

2.Under STA Setup, click Upload Cerner Metadata.

3.On the Metadata upload window, click Browse to search and select the Cerner metadata that you downloaded earlier in the Obtaining Metadata section.

4.Under Account Details, the service provider metadata information is displayed.

5.Click Save Configuration to save the details and activate the Cerner application in SafeNet Trusted Access.

Verify Authentication

Using STA Console

Navigate to the Cerner URL (for example, https://idfed-demo.sandboxcerner.com/session-api/realm/d08a2165-e73d-4d25-a12d-8cea07a633a5) received from the Cerner support team.

You will be redirected to your SafeNet Trusted Access sign-in page. Enter your primary directory login information, approve the two-factor authentication, and you should be redirected to the Cerner application after authentication.

Using STA User Portal

Navigate to the User Portal URL to log in to the STA User Portal dashboard. On the dashboard, you will see a list of applications to which you have access. Click the Cerner application icon. You should be successfully logged in to the Cerner application after authentication.

 

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