PurelyHR 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 PurelyHR

Here's how to set up single sign-on (SSO) via SAML for the PurelyHR application.

Step 1: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP)
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Click Add appand thenSearch for apps.
  4. Enter PurelyHR in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the PurelyHR SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL and Entity ID.
    • Download the Certificate.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL,  replacing {Company‑Id} with your PurelyHR Company ID. 

    Note: The Company ID is part of the login URL you chose when creating your PurelyHR account (for example, https://companyID.purelyhr.com). It is available in the Company Information section of your PurelyHR account settings page.

  9. Click Continue.
  10. On the Attribute mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding PurelyHR attributes:
     
    Google directory attribute PurelyHR attribute
    Basic Information > Primary Email Email
    Basic Information > First Name Firstname
    Basic Information > Last Name Lastname
  11. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up PurelyHR as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to PurelyHR and navigate to the Dashboard
  3. Click the SSO Settings tab.
  4. For Connector, choose Generic SAML.
  5. Enter the following information:
    • X.509 Certificate: the certificate your downloaded in Step 1 above.
    • IdP Issuer Url:  the Entity ID copied in Step 1.
    • IdP Endpoint Url: the SSO URL copied in Step 1.
  6. (Optional) Check the Force SSO and Auto-Create Users options.
  7. Click Save Changes.
Step 3: Enable the PurelyHR app
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select PurelyHR.
  4. Click User access.
  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. (Optional) To turn a service on or off for an organizational unit:

    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. Select On or Off.
    3. Click Override to keep your setting if the service for the parent organizational unit is changed.
    4. If Overridden is already set for the organizational unit, 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. (Optional) Turn on the service for a group of users.
    Use access groups to turn on a service for specific users within or across your organizational units. Learn more

  8. Ensure that your PurelyHR user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

PurelyHR supports both Identity Provider (IdP) initiated and Service Provider (SP) initiated SSO. Follow these steps to verify SSO in either mode:

IdP-initiated

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select PurelyHR.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    PurelyHR should open in a separate tab. If it doesn’t, use the information in the resulting SAML error messages to update your IdP and SP settings as needed, then retest SAML login.

SP-initiated

  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open https://{Company-Id}.purelyhr.com/sso-initiate and attempt to sign in. 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 are automatically redirected back to PurelyHR.


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