Enabling Zoho Directory SSO

Follow these in-depth steps to enable Zoho Single Sign-On for your organization's instance of Paperflite

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Written by Athreya Guru
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What is SSO?

Single Sign-On (SSO) refers to enabling a single set of credentials to access different applications. One password to rule them all (and in the darkness bind them?)

It's safer, saves your brain cells from having to remember an extra set of credentials, and makes it even easier to log in to Paperflite.

How does Paperflite enable Zoho Directory SSO?

Paperflite supports Zoho Directory SSO via SAML 2.0 Protocol.

How do I set up the Zoho Directory SSO for our account?

  1. Create a Custom Application

Step 1: Go to the Zoho Directory Admin Panel (make sure you’re logged in). Go to the Applications menu and click on the Add Application button on the top right corner.

Step 2: Click on the Create Custom App button. Provide a name and description and optionally upload the logo for easy recognition. Click on SSO mode. It will direct you to a new box.

Step 3: Under the Sign-In type, select the SAML option from the dropdown.

Enter Paperflite’s Assertion Consumer Service URL and Issuer details mandatorily as shown in the picture.

We’ve made it easy for you to complete this. Just copy and paste the below URLs

Assertion Consumer Service URL: https://auth.paperflite.com/saml/SSO

Below these, you will see 2 more requisites -

  • Credential Details (For user identification on the SAML request, in the form of a primary email address), and

  • Attribute Mapping (list of SAML attributes that needs to be sent in SAML assertion)

Click Done at the bottom of the box once completed.

2. Assign Users to the Application

Once you have created an application, it's time to assign users. Click on Assign to user as the first step to complete your organization’s integration with Zoho Directory.

You can assign users based on 3 categories -

  • Individual users (based on their email address)

  • Group (departments like testing, production, development,etc.)

  • Everyone (all users in the organization)

3. Setting up SSO

The next step is to enable single sign-on for your organization. To get started with setting up SSO, select the Set up SSO option and click on Configure like shown below.

Now, all you have to do is to click on the Download IDP Metadata button on the right hand side.

Once you have extracted the XML file, kindly share it with the Paperflite team to help configure Single Sign-On on Zoho Directory.

High Fives All Around! Single Sign On is now configured successfully for your app!

If you still have any questions, reach out to support@paperflite.com and we’ll be happy to answer them.

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