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 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 Periscope Data in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Periscope Data and click Select
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page:
    •  Copy and save the SSO URL and EntityID.
    • Download the Certificate.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, keep the default values. 
  9. Click Continue.
  10. On the Attribute mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding Periscope Data attributes:
    Google directory attribute Periscope Data attribute
    Basic Information > First Name First Name
    Basic Information > Last Name Last Name
    Basic Information > Primary Email Primary Email
  11. 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 "" 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 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 Periscope Data.
  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 Periscope Data user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

Periscope Data 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 Periscope Data.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Periscope Data 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. 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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