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LiquidFiles 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 LiquidFiles

Here's how to set up Single Sign-On (SSO) via SAML for the LiquidFiles application.

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. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Click Add appand thenSearch for apps.
  4. Enter LiquidFiles in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the LiquidFiles SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page, copy and save the SSO URL and the SHA-256 fingerprint.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL, Entity ID, and Start URL, replacing {your‑hostname} with your LiquidFiles 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 LiquidFiles attributes:
     
    Google directory attribute LiquidFiles attribute
    Basic Information > First Name User.FirstName
    Basic Information > Last Name User.LastName
  11. (Optional) To enter group names that are relevant for this app:
    1. For Group membership (optional), click Search for a group, enter one or more letters of the group name, and select the group name.
    2. Add additional groups as needed (maximum of 75 groups).
    3. For App attribute, enter the service provider’s corresponding groups attribute name.

    Regardless of how many group names you enter, the SAML response will include only groups that a user is a member of (directly or indirectly). For more information, go to About group membership mapping.

  12. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up LiquidFiles as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Sign in to LiquidFiles with your administrator account.
  2. Navigate to Admin > Configuration > Single Sign-On.
  3. For Single Sign On Method, choose SAML 2.
  4. Enter information in the following fields:
    • IdP Login URL: the SSO URL you copied in Step 1.
    • IdP Cert Fingerprint: the SHA-256 fingerprint you copied in Step 1.
  5. For Signature Algorithm, choose SHA-256.
  6. Click Save.
Step 3: Enable the LiquidFiles 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. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select LiquidFiles.
  4. Click User access.
  5. To turn a service on or off 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. To change the Service status, select On or Off.
    3. Choose one:
      • If the Service status is set to Inherited and you want to keep the updated setting, even if the parent setting changes, click Override.
      • If the Service status is set to Overridden, either click Inherit to revert to the same setting as its parent, or click Save to keep the new setting, even if the parent setting changes.
        Note: Learn more about organizational structure.
  7. To turn on a service for a set of users across or within organizational units, select an access group. For details, go to Use groups to customize service access.
  8. Ensure that your LiquidFiles user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

LiquidFiles 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. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select LiquidFiles.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    LiquidFiles 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 browser window,  go to https://{your-hostname}.liquidfiles.com/saml/init. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  2. Enter your username and password.

After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you're automatically redirected back to LiquidFiles.



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