Sumtotal cloud application

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Using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), your users can use their Google Cloud credentials to sign in to enterprise-cloud applications.

Set up SSO via SAML for Sumtotal

Here's how to set up single sign-on (SSO) via SAML for the Sumtotal® application.

Step 1: Get Google identity provider (IdP) information
  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 Security and then Set up single sign-on (SSO).

    To see Security, you might have to click More controls at the bottom. 

  3. In the Set up single sign-on (SSO) section:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL.
    • Copy and save the Entity ID.
    • Download the Certificate.

In the next step, you send this information to Sumtotal via email. After they respond, you return to the Admin console in Step 3 below to finish SSO configuration.

Step 2: Contact Sumtotal Support to configure SAML
  1. Open a Support case with Sumtotal to configure SAML for your organization.
  2. Provide Sumtotal with the SSO URL, Entity ID, and Certificate you downloaded in Step 1.
  3. Get the following information from Sumtotal:
    • ACS URL
    • Entity ID
    • Login URL for your organization
Step 3: 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 Sumtotal in the application list.
  5. Click Next.

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

  6. Click Next.
  7. On the Service Provider Details page, replace the ACS URL and Entity ID with the corresponding values you got from Sumtotal Support in Step 2 above.
  8. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the Sumtotal 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 Sumtotal.
  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 Sumtotal user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working

Note: Sumtotal only supports SSO if you sign in from Google. You can’t use SSO if you sign in directly to Sumtotal.

  1. Sign in to your Google account.
  2. Click the App Launcher App Launcher and then More, and select Sumtotal.

    You should be automatically redirected to your Sumtotal account.

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