Asana cloud application

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Using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), your users can use their Google Cloud credentials to sign in to enterprise-cloud applications.

Set up SSO via SAML for Asana

As administrator, here's how to set up single sign-on (SSO) via SAML for the Asana® application.

Step 1: Set up Asana as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Security and then Set up single sign-on (SSO).

    To see Security, you might have to click More controls at the bottom. 

  3. Click the Download button to download the Google IdP metadata and the X.509 Certificate.
  4. Copy the Single Sign-On URL field values.
  5. Sign in to https://app.asana.com. 
  6. Click on the profile photo.
  7. Select Organization Settings from the drop down menu.
  8. Navigate to the Administration tab.
  9. Select the Members must log in via SAML radio button.
  10. Paste the Login URL from the Google Admin console SAML settings into the sign in page URL field.
  11. Upload the X.509 Certificate you saved earlier from the Google Admin console SAML settings.
  12. Click Save and proceed to the next section to set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP).
Step 2: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP)
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Apps and then SAML Apps.

    To see Apps on the Home page, you might have to click More controls at the bottom. 

  3. Click the plus (+) icon at bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Asana in the application list. The values on the Google IDP Information page automatically populate.
  5. Click Next.

    The Basic information window shows the Application name and Description seen by users

  6. Click Next.
Step 3: Enter service provider details in Google Admin console
  1. In the Service Provider Details section, enter the following into the Entity IDACS URL, and Start URL fields:
            ACS URL:   https://app.asana.com/-/saml/consume
            Entity ID:    https://app.asana.com/
            Start URL:  https://app.asana.com/
  2. Leave Signed Response unchecked.
    When the Signed Response checkbox is unchecked, only the assertion is signed. When the Signed Response checkbox is checked, the entire response is signed.
  3. The default Name ID is the primary email. Multi-value input is not supported. You can change the Name ID mapping as per your requirement. Custom attributes of the user schema can also be used after creating them via Google Admin SDK APIs. The custom attributes for the user schema need to be created prior to setting up the Asana SAML application. 
  4. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the Asana app
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Apps and then SAML Apps.

    To see Apps on the Home page, you might have to click More controls at the bottom. 

  3. Select Asana.
  4. At the top right of the gray box, click Edit Service Compose.

  5. To turn on or off a service for everyone in your organization, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save.

  6. To turn on or off a service only for users in an organizational unit:

    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. Select On or Off.
    3. To keep the service turned on or off even when the service is turned on or off for the parent organizational unit, click Override.
    4. If the organization's status is already Overridden, choose an option:
      • Inherit—Reverts to the same setting as its parent.
      • Save—Saves your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).

    Learn more about organizational structure.

  7. Ensure that your Asana user account email IDs match with those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open the Asana webpage and attempt to sign in at https://app.asana.com/a/your-domain.
    You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign in page.
  3. Enter your sign in credentials.
  4. After your sign in credentials are authenticated you will be automatically redirected back to Asana.
Step 6: Set up user provisioning
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