Brightcove 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 Brightcove

Note: Before configuring SSO, contact Brightcove Support and get the following values for your account:

  • ACS URL
  • Audience URI

 

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 Brightcove in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Brightcove SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page, download the IDP metadata.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page:
    1. Replace the ACS URL with the ACS URL provided by Brightcove Support (see note above).
    2. Replace the Entity ID with the Audience URI provided by Brightcove.
  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) If you want to send a user’s group membership information in the SAML response, enter the group names that are relevant for this app in the Group membership field.
    1. Under Google groups, click in the Search for a group entry field.
    2. Type one or more letters of the group name.
    3. Choose the group name from the dropdown list.
    4. Add additional groups as needed (total groups cannot exceed 75).
    5. Under App attribute, enter the service provider’s corresponding groups attribute name.

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

  12. On the Attribute mapping page, click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Brightcove as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)

Send an email to Brightcove support asking them to enable SSO for your account. Include the following identity provider (IdP) information:

  • The IDP metadata file you downloaded in Step 1.
  • The SAML response field: saml2:NameID, where “NameID” is a user email address.
Step 3: Enable the Brightcove 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 Brightcove.
  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. 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. (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 Brightcove user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

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

    Brightcove 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. In a new browser window, go to your Brightcove account’s SSO Sign-on URL (obtained from Brightcove, see the note before Step 1 above). You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign in page.
  2. Enter your sign-in credentials.

    After your sign-in credentials are authenticated you're automatically redirected back to Brightcove.

 


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