TextExpander 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 TextExpander

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

Step 1: Get Google identity provider (IdP) information
  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 Security and then Set up single sign-on (SSO).

    To see Security, you might have to click More controls at the bottom. 

  3. In the Set up single sign-on (SSO) section, download the IDP metadata.

In the next step, you send this information to TextExpander via email. After they respond, you return to the Admin console in Step 3 below to finish SSO configuration.

Step 2: Set up TextExpander as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)

Send an email to TextExpander support at support@smilesoftware.com requesting that SSO be enabled for your account, and attach the IDP metadata file you downloaded in Step 1.

TextExpander will contact you when they've enabled SSO for your account. They'll also send you your account ID, which you need to complete SSO setup in the Admin console in the next step. 

Note: TextExpander may provide your account ID as part of a sign-in URL, for example: https://app.textexpander.com/acs/{accountID}.

Step 3: 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 Add Add at the bottom right.
  4. Locate and click TextExpander in the application list.
  5. Click Next.

    The Basic information window shows the Application name and Description seen by users.

  6. Click Next.
  7. On the Service Provider Details page, edit the ACS URL, replacing {uniqueid-provided-by-sp} with your TextExpander account ID (emailed to you by TextExpander support).
  8. Click Next.
  9. On the Attribute Mapping page, set the Select category and Select user field values as follows for the listed attributes:
     
    Application attribute Select category Select user field
    firstName Basic Information First Name
    lastName Basic Information Last Name
    email Basic Information Primary Email
  10. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the TextExpander 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 TextExpander.
  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 TextExpander user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Navigate to https://app.textexpander.com/ssoSignin and enter your TextExpander account email.

    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 TextExpander.

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