Small Improvements 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 Small Improvements

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

Note: Before configuring SSO you need a Small Improvements subdomain. For example, the subdomain for yourcompany would be https://yourcompany.small-improvements.com. If you don't have a Small Improvements subdomain, contact support@small-improvements.com to set one up. Please allow one business day for setup.

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 Small Improvements in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Small Improvements SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL and Entity ID.
    • Download the Certificate.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, do the following:
    • ACS URL: Edit the ACS URL, replacing {your‑subdomain} with the company name segment of your Small Improvements subdomain. For example, if your Small Improvements subdomain is https://yourcompany.small-improvements.com, substitute yourcompany for {your_subdomain}.
    • Entity ID: Paste the Entity ID you copied in Step 6 above.
  9. Click Continue.

    Note: Attribute mapping is not required for Small Improvements.

  10. On the Attribute mapping page, click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Small Improvements as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to Small Improvements with your organization's Small Improvements administrator account.
  3. In the navigation menu at left, click Administration.
  4. Under Integrations, click SAML SSO.
  5. On the SAML Integration page, check Enable SAML for SSO.
  6. Enter information in the following fields:
    • Application Issuer URL: the Entity ID you copied in Step 1 above.
    • HTTP Endpoint: the SSO URL you copied in Step 1.
    • x.509 Certificate: the certificate you downloaded in Step 1.
  7. (Optional) Check the Enable access via login/password too option.
  8. (Optional) Customize the wording for your SAML login prompt. 
  9. Click Save.
Step 3: Enable the Small Improvements 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 Small Improvements.
  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 Small Improvements user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

Small Improvements 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 Small Improvements.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Small Improvements 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://yourcompany.small-improvements.com (your Small Improvements subdomain) and attempt to sign in via SAML. 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 Small Improvements.


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