MangoApps 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 MangoApps

Before you begin

Before configuring SSO, sign in to MangoApps and get the Assertion Consumer Service (ACS) URL for the IDP setup:

  1. Open a new browser window and sign into your MangoApps application as an administrator.
  2. At right top corner, select Admin Name and then Manage Domain.
  3. On the left, select SSO and then SAML.
  4. Copy and save the ACS URL, which you'll need in the next step.
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 MangoApps in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the MangoApps SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page, download the certificate and copy the SSO URL.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL by pasting the ACS URL you copied from the MangoApps website. Edit the Entity ID, replacing {your_domain} with the subdomain name as setup on MangoApps. 
  9. The default Name ID is the primary email.
  10. Leave the Name ID Format as email.
  11. Click Continue.

    Note: Attribute mapping is not required for MangoApps.

  12. On the Attribute mapping page, click Finish.
Step 2: Set up MangoApps as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to https://www.mangoapps.com with your organization's MangoApps administrator account.
  3. Go to the SAML setup page in MangoApps and configure SAML.
  4. Check the Allow SAML based federated login box.
  5. Provide the following information:
    • Provider - Other SAML Providers.
    • Project Name - enter a project name of your choice.
    • Login Page Auto Re-direct - mark as per your organization requirement.
    • Read from metadata URL - leave this field blank.
    • Issuer URL/EntityID - https://{your-domain}.mangoapps.com.
    • Assertion Consumer Service URL - no change, keep the existing value.
    • SAML 2.0 Endpoint/SSO URL - paste the Google SSO URL you copied in Step 1.
    • Remote Logout URL - https://{your-domain}.mangoapps.com.
    • Authentication Method - no change, keep the existing value.
    • User Identifier - Email.
    • X.509 certificate​ - paste the Google certificate you copied in Step 1.
  6. Click Save Settings.
Step 3: Enable the MangoApps 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 MangoApps.
  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 MangoApps user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

MangoApps 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 MangoApps.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    MangoApps 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://{your-domain}.mangoapps.com.
  3. Click Login with SSO and then Other SAML Providers. You should be redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  4. Enter your user name and password.

After your credentials are authenticated, you are redirected back to MangoApps.



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