PurelyHR 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 PurelyHR

Here's how to set up single sign-on (SSO) via SAML for the PurelyHR® 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. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Click the plus (+) icon at bottom right.
  4. Locate and click PurelyHR in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL and Entity ID.
    • Download the Certificate.
  6. Click Next.

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

  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Service Provider Details page, edit the ACS URL,  replacing {Company‑Id} with your PurelyHR Company ID. 

    Note: The Company ID is part of the login URL you chose when creating your PurelyHR account (for example, https://companyID.purelyhr.com). It is available in the Company Information section of your PurelyHR account settings page.

  9. Click Next.
  10. On the Attribute Mapping page, set the Select category and Select user field values as follows for the listed attributes:
    Application attribute Select category Select user field
    Email Basic Information Primary Email
    Firstname Basic Information First Name
    Lastname Basic Information Last Name
  11. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up PurelyHR as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to PurelyHR and navigate to the Dashboard
  3. Click the SSO Settings tab.
  4. For Connector, choose Generic SAML.
  5. Enter the following information:
    • X.509 Certificate: the certificate your downloaded in Step 1 above.
    • IdP Issuer Url:  the Entity ID copied in Step 1.
    • IdP Endpoint Url: the SSO URL copied in Step 1.
  6. (Optional) Check the Force SSO and Auto-Create Users options.
  7. Click Save Changes.
Step 3: Enable the PurelyHR 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 Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Select PurelyHR.
  4. At the top right of the gray box, click Edit Service .

  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. (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 PurelyHR user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open https://{Company-Id}.purelyhr.com/sso-initiate 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 PurelyHR.
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