Console | Getting Started 

Logging into the Cirrus Console

To access the Cirrus Console, click the Cirrus Console Login link on the Cirrus Identity web site.

Once you reach the login page, you will need to select your identity/login provider from the Discovery Service UI.

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When logging in, select your identity provider from the list.

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You can search for your provider by typing in the text field. If your provider is not listed, please contact

If your provider is not configured to trust the Cirrus Gateway Console service provider, please see the  section of the guide to Setting up your Service Provider.

The Cirrus Console Dashboard

Once logged into the Console, you will be presented with a Dashboard.

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This Dashboard contains a My Service Providers section and a My Organizations section. The My Service Providers section lists any service providers which you are eligible to administer. My Organizations section lists any organizations which you are eligible to administer. Note: If you are not an Organization-level admin, you will not see the My Organizations section.

The eligibility of which service providers you can administer is determined by either an Organization-level Admin (if you are using the Enterprise version of the Gateway), or by the data contained in the federation metadata for the service provider.

Console | My Organizations Menu

You can access the My Organizations section by clicking on the organization name on the dashboard, or by selecting the name in the My Orgs menu at the top of the application.

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The Organization page lists basic information about your organization, like Organization Name, Support Email, Organization URL (this must match a value in the federation metadata), and Global Admins.

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The Admins page is where you manage the attributes about the admins for your organization. On this page you can create and edit admins. Once you have an admin created, you can make that admin a Global Admin on the Organization page, or a Service Provider admin on the Service Providers page.

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Service Providers

The Service Providers page is where you manage which Service Providers are available to your organization and which admin(s) have the ability to manage them. The list of Service Providers comes from the various federation metadata files that the Cirrus Gateway supports, and is derived from the OrganizationURL in the metadata.

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Social Providers

The Social Providers page is where you manage which Social Providers will be made available to your organization. By selecting Social Providers on this page, you will make them available for each Service Provider to use. If you only enable Facebook and Google, then your Service Providers will able to able to use those two providers, and will not be able to use Twitter, Windows Live, etc.

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Console | My SPs Menu

You can access the configuration for a Service Provider by either clicking on the name of the Service Provider on the dashboard [#1], or by selecting the name of the Service Provider from the My SPs menu [#2] at the top of the page. 

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Gateway Service

The basic attributes for each service provider are configured at the top of the Gateway Service page. Help for each attribute is also provided on the page. 

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The Social Providers available for the Service Provider to authenticate are selected at the bottom of the Gateway Service page. Providers selected will be available for configuration, and later presentation in the Discovery Service.

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The list of Social Providers that can be configure for each Service Provider are listed to the left. When initially enabled, the Cirrus Identity Console will indicate providers need to be configured [#3]. The mapping of the attributes for each Social Provider may also be accessed at the bottom of the list [#4].

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Discovery Service

The Discovery Service page is where you configure your service provider to allow users to select identity providers, including social providers, to access the service. The top of the page lists Federated Identity Providers from the different trust federations [#5]. This includes custom federations that have been created by Cirrus Identity such as the "Athena Federation" for our demonstration organization [#6]. Checking the box to the left of an identity provider places it in the Selected IdPs list [#7]. To present the identity provider in the discovery interface as preferred, drag it to the Preferred Providers list [#8]. Preferred Providers can be placed on a separate tab in the discovery interface, select the option to do so below the Preferred Providers list [#9].

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Button Style of discovery interface is available when using the Stand-alone discovery interface type. This will present the discovery interface using large buttons [#10] instead of a list [#11].

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  To configure the button style discovery interface, select Use Button Style [#12] and then configure the options.

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Options to configure and style the Discovery Service user interface are available at the bottom of the page. Help for each option is also provided on the page.

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