Evernote Business 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.

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 Evernote® Business 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 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. 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. In a new browser tab, 
    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 the plus (+) icon in the bottom corner.
  4. Select the Evernote Business item from the list. The values on the Google IDP Information page automatically populate.
  5. In the Basic application information window, the Application name and Description values automatically populate.
  6. Click Next.
Step 3: Enter service provider details in Google Admin console
  1. In the Service Provider Details section, enter the following URLs into the Entity IDACS URL, and Start URL fields:
            ACS URL: https://www.evernote.com/SamlConsumer.action
            Entity ID: https://www.evernote.com/saml2
            Start URL: None
  2. 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.
  3. The default Name ID is the primary email. Multi-value input is not supported. You can change the Name ID mapping as per your requirement. Custom attributes of the user schema can also be used after creating them via Google Admin SDK APIs. The custom attributes for the user schema need to be created prior to setting up the Evernote SAML application. 
  4. The Name ID Format is EMAIL.
  5. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the Evernote Business 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 Evernote.
  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. 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
  1. Open https://www.evernote.com.

  2. Click Sign in.

  3. Enter your corporate email address.
    You will see a pop-up asking you to complete the SSO authentication.

  4. Click Proceed.
    This will open 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 user provisioning
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