Kapost 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 Kapost

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 Kapost in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Kapost SAML app and click Select
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page:
    1. Copy and save the SSO URL.
    2. Download the Certificate.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL, replacing {my-instance} with your Kapost subdomain.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. On the Attribute Mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding Kapost attributes:
     
    Google directory attribute Kapost attribute
    Basic Information > First Name firstName
    Basic Information > Last Name lastName
  11. (Optional) If you want to send a user’s group membership information in the SAML response, enter the group names that are relevant for this app in the Group membership field.

    This feature is currently in beta and not yet available to all customers.

    1. Under Google groups, click in the Add group entry field.
    2. Type one or more letters of the group name.
    3. Choose the group name from the dropdown menu.
    4. Add additional groups as needed (total groups cannot exceed 75).
    5. Under [app name] attribute, enter the service provider’s corresponding groups attribute name.

    Note: Regardless of how many group names you enter, the SAML response will only include groups that a user is a member of (directly or indirectly). For more information, see About group membership mapping.

  12. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Kapost as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window and sign in to Kapost as an administrator.
  2. Go to Settings and then Single Sign-on.
  3. (Optional) Check the Autocreate Users option to create new users via Just-in-Time provisioning, and choose their role.
  4. Enter the following information:
    1. Issuer Public Cert: Select this option from the list. Open the certificate you downloaded in step 1 above and copy the contents. Paste the contents into this field in Kapost.
    2. Issuer URL: Enter the SSO URL copied in step 1.
  5. Select the First/Last Name attribute from the list. 
  6. In the corresponding fields, enter firstName in the upper field and lastName in the lower field.
  7. ​Click Enable Single Sign-On.
Step 3: Enable the Kapost 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 Kapost.
  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. To change the Service status, select On or Off.
    3. Choose one:
      • If the Service status is set to Inherited and you want to keep the updated setting, even if the parent setting changes, click Override.
      • If the Service status is set to Overridden, either click Inherit to revert to the same setting as its parent, or click Save to keep the new setting, even if the parent setting changes.
        Note: 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 Kapost user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that SSO is working

Kapost 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 Kapost.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Kapost 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. Open https://{my-instance}.kapost.com/public/saml/auth
    You should be redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  2. Enter your username and password. 
    After your credentials are authenticated, you are redirected to Kapost.


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