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. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Click Add appand thenSearch for apps.
  4. Enter TalentLMS in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the TalentLMS SAML app and click TalentLMS.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page, enter the following information:
    • 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. 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. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select TalentLMS.
  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 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. From the Admin console Home page, go to 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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