Evernote Business cloud application

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

The Evernote Business SAML implementation requires that your users have a “consumer Evernote identity”. They need to authenticate twice - first with their consumer identity using their username/password, and then against their federated Google identity (via SAML). Refer to the Evernote Business SSO instructions for more information. 

Set up SSO via SAML for Evernote Business

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

Step 1: Set up Evernote Business as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  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 Securityand thenSet up single sign-on (SSO) for SAML applications.

    You must be signed in as a super administrator for this task.

  3. Copy the SSO URL and download the X.509 Certificate.
  4. Open a new incognito browser window.
  5. Sign in to your Evernote Business administrator account at www.evernote.com.
  6. Navigate to Account Summary.
  7. Click Security > Single Sign-On > Enable Single Sign-on.
  8. Paste the copied IDP SSO URL into the SAML HTTP Request URL field.
  9. Paste the copied X.509 Certificate into the box.
  10. Click Save and proceed to the next section to set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP).
Step 2: 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 Evernote Business in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Evernote Business SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details, click Continue.
  7. On the Service provider details page, check Signed Response.
    When the Signed Response checkbox is unchecked, only the assertion is signed. When the Signed Response checkbox is checked, the entire response is signed.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Note: Attribute mapping is not required for Evernote Business.

  10. On the Attribute mapping page, click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the Evernote Business 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 Evernote.
  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. For Evernote, choose On for everyone. Ensure that your Evernote user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working

Evernote Business 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 Evernote Business.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Evernote Business 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. Open https://www.evernote.com.
  2. Click Sign in.
  3. Enter your corporate email address. You'll see a pop-up asking you to complete the SSO authentication.
  4. Click Proceed. This opens a new tab or window for you to complete your Google SAML authentication.
  5. After your sign in credentials are authenticated you will be automatically redirected back to Evernote and you will also be able to access your Business Notebooks.
Step 6: Set up auto-provisioning

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