Namely cloud application

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

Set up SSO via SAML for Namely

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. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Click Add appand thenSearch for apps.
  4. Enter Namely in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Namely SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page:
    1. Copy and save the SSO URL.
    2. Download the Certificate.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL replacing {subdomain} with your Namely subdomain.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. (Optional) On the Attribute Mapping page, map Google directory attributes to corresponding application attributes:
    1. Click Add Mapping.
    2. Click the Select field menu and select a Google directory attribute.
    3. Enter the corresponding application attribute under App attributes.
  11. (Optional) To enter group names that are relevant for this app:
    1. For Group membership (optional), click Search for a group, enter one or more letters of the group name, and select the group name.
    2. Add additional groups as needed (maximum of 75 groups).
    3. For App attribute, enter the service provider’s (SP) corresponding groups attribute name.

    Regardless of how many group names you enter, the SAML response will include only groups that a user is a member of (directly or indirectly). For more information, go to About group membership mapping.

  12. On the Attribute mapping page, click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Namely as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window and sign in to Namely as an administrator.
  2. Go to Company and thenSettings and then SAML.
  3. Click Enable SAML.
  4. Enter the following information:
    1. Identity Provider SSO URL: Enter the SSO URL you copied in step 1.
    2. Identity Provider Certificate: Enter the Certificate copied in step 1.
  5. ​Click Save.
Step 3: Enable the Namely 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. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select Namely.
  4. Click User access.
  5. To turn a service on or off 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. To change the Service status, select On or Off.
    3. Choose one:
      • If the Service status is set to Inherited and you want to keep the updated setting, even if the parent setting changes, click Override.
      • If the Service status is set to Overridden, either click Inherit to revert to the same setting as its parent, or click Save to keep the new setting, even if the parent setting changes.
        Note: Learn more about organizational structure.
  7. To turn on a service for a set of users across or within organizational units, select an access group. For details, go to Use groups to customize service access.
  8. Ensure that your Namely user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that SSO is working

Namely 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. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select Namely.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Namely 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. Go to your Namely instance.  
    You should be redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  2. Enter your username and password.  
    After your credentials are authenticated, you are redirected to Namely.
 


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