Spoke 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 Spoke

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 Spoke in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Spoke SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL.
    • Download the certificate.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL value, replacing {your-domain} with your Spoke subdomain. 
  9. Click Continue.
  10. On the Attribute mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding Spoke attributes:
    Google directory attribute Spoke attribute
    Basic Information > Primary Email primaryEmail
    Basic Information > First Name firstName  
    Basic Information > Last Name lastName
    Contact Information > Phone Number phoneNumber
  11. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Spoke as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window and sign into Spoke as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings on the left, then SAML  and then SAML Configuration.

  3. Turn on Use SAML for user authentication.

  4. In the Sign-on URL field, enter the SSO URL you copied in step 1.

  5. In the Public certificate field, paste the certificate you downloaded in Step 1.

  6. Click Save Settings.
Step 3: Enable the Spoke 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 Spoke.
  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 Spoke user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

Spoke 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 Spoke.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Spoke 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://{your-domain}.askspoke.com and attempt to sign in. 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 Spoke.

Step 5: Set up auto-provisioning

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