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:

  • SSO Sign-on URL
  • 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. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Click Add at the bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Brightcove in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page, download the IDP metadata.
  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 as follows:
    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 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 your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML 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. 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 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 your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML 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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