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

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Click Add appand thenSearch for apps.
  4. Enter Talent LMS in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Talent LMS SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page:
    • Copy and save the Entity ID and SSO URL.
    • Download the Certificate.  
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL, Entity ID, and Start URL fields, replacing {subdomain} with your TalentLMS subdomain.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. Under Attribute mapping, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding TalentLMS attributes: 
     
    Google directory attribute TalentLMS attribute
    Basic Information > Email address Email
    Basic Information > First Name FirstName
    Basic Information > Last Name LastName
  11. (Optional) To enter group names that are relevant for this app:
    1. For Group membership (optional), click Search for a group, enter one or more letters of the group name, and select the group name.
    2. Add additional groups as needed (maximum of 75 groups).
    3. For App attribute, enter the service provider’s corresponding groups attribute name.

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

  12. Click 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:
    • Identity provider (IdP): Enter the Entity ID you copied in step 1.
    • SAML Certificate: Open the Certificate you downloaded in step 1 and copy the contents. Paste the contents into this field in TalentLMS.
    • Remote sign-in URL: Enter the SSO URL you copied in step 1.
    • Targeted ID: Enter the Email address.
    • First Name: Enter FirstName as an attribute.
    • Last Name: Enter LastName as an attribute.
    • Email: Enter Email as an attribute.
Step 3: Enable the TalentLMS 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. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select TalentLMS.
  4. Click User access.
  5. To turn a service on or off 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. To turn on a service for a set of users across or within organizational units, select an access group. For details, go to Use groups to customize service access.
  8. Ensure that your TalentLMS user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that SSO is working

TalentLMS 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. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select TalentLMS.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    TalentLMS 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. 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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