Hightail cloud application

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

Set up SSO via SAML for Hightail®

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

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

  1. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML apps.
  2. Click the plus (+) icon at the bottom right. 
  3. Locate and click Hightail in the application list.
  4. On the Google IDP Information page, download the certificate and copy the SSO URL.
  5. Click Next.

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

  6. Click Next.
  7. On the Service Provider Details page, keep all the default values. 
  8. Click Next.
  1. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Hightail as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to https://spaces.hightail.com/login with your organization's Hightail administrator account.
  3. Click the user profile icon at the top.

  4. Click View Admin Console

  5. Click SAML at the top.

  6. In the Login URL field, enter the SSO URL you copied in step 1.

  7. In the SAML Certificate field, paste the certificate you downloaded in step 1.

  8. Click Save Configurations.
Step 3: Enable the Hightail 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 Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Select Hightail.
  4. At the top right of the gray box, click Edit Service .

  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. (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 Hightail user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open https://spaces.hightail.com/corp-login and attempt to sign in. You should be redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  3. Enter your user name and password.

After your credentials are authenticated, you are redirected back to Hightail.

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