Periscope Data cloud application

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 Periscope Data

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 the plus (+) icon at bottom right. 
  4. Locate and click Periscope Data in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page, download the certifcate and copy the SSO URL and EntityID.
  6. Click Next.

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

  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Service Provider Details page, keep the default values. 
  9. On the Attribute Mapping page, set Select category and Select user field values as follows for the listed attributes:
Application attribute Select category Select user field
first_name Basic Information First Name
last_name Basic Information Last Name
email Basic Information Primary Email
  1. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Periscope Data as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to https://www.periscopedata.com with your organization's Periscope Data administrator account.
  3. In the Periscope Data home page, click Settings on the bottom left.

  4. Click Billing and Security. Only Admins have access to these settings.

  5. In the Single Sign-On section, select Google Apps.

  6. Fill in the SSO URL fields with the values you copied in step 1 as follows:
    • In the SSO URL field, paste the SSO URL.
    • In the Issuer field, paste the Entity ID.
    • In the X.509 Certificate field, paste the content of the certificate. Must start with BEGIN CERTIFICATE and end with END CERTIFICATE.
  7. Click Save and confirm the SSO setting change by typing logout in the confirmation screen.
Step 3: Enable the Periscope Data 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 Periscope Data.
  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 Periscope Data 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://www.app.periscopedata.com and attempt to sign in with the Google email ID of the user. 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 Periscope Data.

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