LinkedIn Learning 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 LinkedIn Learning

Here's how to set up Single Sign-On (SSO) via SAML for the LinkedIn Learning application.

Step 1: Get Google identity provider (IdP) information
  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 LinkedIn Learning in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the LinkedIn Learning SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL and Entity ID.
    • Download the Certificate.

Leave the Admin console open, you'll continue with the configuration wizard after performing the next step in LinkedIn Learning.

Step 2: Set up LinkedIn Learning as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to LinkedIn Learning with an account that has the Enterprise Administrator Role enabled.
  3. Navigate to Go to Admin and then Settings and then Global Settings.
  4. Open the Single Sign-On (SSO) section.
  5. Click Add a new SSO.
  6. Enter the SAML: SSO connection name of your choice.
  7. In Configure LinkedIn SSO settings, click Click Here to load and copy individual fields from the form.
  8. Copy and save the Entity ID and Assertion Consumer Service (ACS) URL. You’ll need these values when you return to the Admin console in Step 3 below to complete SSO setup.
  9. In Configure LinkedIn SSO settings, click the option to input information manually, then enter the following information copied from Google in Step 1 above:
    • Issuer String or Entity ID:  Entity ID
    • IdP redirect endpoint:  SSO URL
    • X.509 Public certificate: Paste the certificate downloaded in Step 1.
    • SAML Subject Identity attribute name: The name of your SSO Identity provider (choose any name according to your company's requirements).
  10. Click Save.
  11. Click the Automatically assign licenses toggle to enable SSO.
Step 3: Finish SSO configuration in Admin console
  1. Return to the Admin console browser tab.
  2. IOn the Google Identity Provider details page, click Continue.
  3. On the Service provider details page, replace the default ACS URL and Entity ID values with the ACS URL and Entity ID values you copied from LinkedIn Learning in Step 2.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. On the Attribute Mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding LinkedIn Learning attributes:
     
    Google directory attribute LinkedIn Learning attribute
    Basic Information > First Name firstName
    Basic Information > Last Name lastName
    Basic Information > Primary Email email
  6. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the LinkedIn Learning 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 LinkedIn Learning.
  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 LinkedIn Learning user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working

LinkedIn Learning 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 LinkedIn Learning.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    LinkedIn Learning 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. Navigate to https://www.linkedin.com/learning/login-ent. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  2. Enter your username and password.

After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you are automatically redirected back to LinkedIn Learning.



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