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 the ACS URL for the IDP setup.
Step 1: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP)
  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 MangoApps in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page, download the certificate and copy the SSO URL.
  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 by pasting the ACS URL you copied in 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 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 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 MangoApps.
  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 MangoApps 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://{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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