Quick start guide

How to set up Enterprise Application Access (EAA) as a first time user.

This document guides you through the process to setup and deploy your first application. For a high-level overview of the product architecture see How EAA works.

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.

Control Center. Make sure your organization has the following,

  • An account or contract with Control Center with administrator permissions for the Enterprise Application Access (EAA) product. If you don’t have an account, contact your sales representative. See Access the EAA Management Portal from Control Center.
  • An admin or editor user role in Control Center account.

Connector. Make sure you have these Connector installation requirements.

Let's get started!

Step 1: Create, download and install a connector.

Step 2: Set up an authentication source.

Step 3: Create and configure an application.

Step 4: Configure an authentication source.

Step 5: See your configuration take off! Deploy your application.

Step 6: Give it a try

Step 2: Set up an authentication source

When you put an application behind EAA an identity provider (IdP) authenticates it. EAA acts as a bridge between the application and IdP. To learn more see Identity and identity providers.

Every tenant is pre-provisioned with an EAA Cloud Directory to provide quick access to applications without AD integration or to extend third party or contractor access to applications without VPN. By default all users are part of the main “Users” group. EAA doesn’t store or cache passwords for users. To learn more see Directories.

What to do next: Step 3: Create and configure an application.

Step 4: Configure an authentication source

Complete this procedure if you are a first-time user following along with the Quick start guide and have just completed Step 3: Create and configure an application.

How to

  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.


    A window appears.
  6. Select the groups to assign to the application.


  7. Click Done.
    Note: You can use your Active Directory (AD) as well for authentication if needed.
  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 & go to Advanced Settings to continue.


    The application’s ADVANCED SETTINGS tab opens.
  11. As a first time user, leave the defaults for the application’s ADVANCED SETTINGS tab unchanged. Click Save & go to Deployment to continue.


    The application’s DEPLOYMENT tab opens.

Next steps

Step 5: See your configuration take off! Deploy your application.

Step 5: See your configuration take off! Deploy 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.

What to do next: Step 6: Give it a try.