TalentLMS 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 TalentLMS

Step 1: 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 Add Add at the bottom right.
  4. Locate and click TalentLMS in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page, enter the following information:
    1. Copy and save the Entity ID and SSO URL.
    2. Download the Certificate.  
  1. Click Next.
    The Basic information window shows the Application name and Description seen by users.
  1. Click Next.
  2. On the Service Provider Details page, edit the ACS URL, Entity ID, and Start URL fields. Replace {subdomain} with your TalentLMS® subdomain.
  1. Click Next & Finish.
Step 2: Set up TalentLMS as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window and sign in to TalentLMS as an administrator.

  2. Go to Account Settings and then Users and then Single Sign On (SSO).

  3. For the authentication method, select SAML 2.0 from the pull-down menu.

  4. Enter the following information:

    1. Identity provider (IdP): Enter the Entity ID you copied in step 1.

    2. SAML Certificate: Open the Certificate you downloaded in step 1 and copy the contents. Paste the contents into this field in TalentLMS.

    3. Remote sign-in URL: Enter the SSO URL you copied in step 1.

    4. Targeted ID: Enter the Email address.

    5. First Name: Enter FirstName as an attribute.

    6. Last Name: Enter LastName as an attribute.

    7. Email: Enter Email as an attribute.

Step 3: Enable the TalentLMS 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 TalentLMS.
  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 TalentLMS user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that SSO is working
  1. In a new incognito browser window, go to your TalentLMS instance. 
    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 TalentLMS.
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