ClearSlide 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 ClearSlide

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

Note: Before configuring SSO, create a support ticket in ClearSlide or send an email to support@clearslide.com requesting that SSO be enabled for your account. Once SSO is enabled, you can proceed with the steps below. 

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 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 at bottom right.
  4. Locate and click ClearSlide in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL.
    • Download the Certificate.

    Leave the Admin console open, you'll continue with the configuration wizard after performing the next step in the ClearSlide application.

Step 2: Set up ClearSlide as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to http://www.clearslide.com/ with your organization's ClearSlide account.
  3. Click your user name at lower left, then click My Account.
  4. Under Admin Only Options at left, click Single Sign-On Settings.
  5. For Single Sign-on Provider, choose “SAML 2.0 Provider”.
  6. Copy and save the SAML Consumer URL (you'll need this URL when you return to the Admin console to finish configuring SSO for ClearSlide).
  7. In the Your SAML Provider Configurations section, enter the information copied in Step 1:
    • SAML Provider Endpoint: SSO URL
    • SAML Provider Entity ID: Entity ID
    • X.509 Certificate: Certificate
  8. Click Save, then close your incognito browser window and return to the Admin console to continue configuration.
Step 3: Finish SSO configuration in Admin console
  1. In the SSO configuration wizard, click Next.

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

  2. Click Next.
  3. On the Service Provider Details page, replace the default contents of the ACS URL field with the SAML Consumer URL you copied from ClearSlide. 
  4. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the ClearSlide 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 ClearSlide.
  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 ClearSlide user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open https://www.clearslide.com and attempt to sign in. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign in page.
  3. Enter your sign in credentials.
  4. After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you are automatically redirected back to ClearSlide.
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