Single Sign-On is beneficial in a number of ways. It will help with end user adoption as there will be no login credentials to remember. It will also allow you to provision users into Samanage.
When you arrive at the single sign on setup menu you will see two options. The first of which is for our Google Apps integration. To start this integration you will need to enter your domain name, if you will need more than one you will need to separate them with a comma. Another option you will notice under Google Apps is a checkbox which says Create users if they do not exist in Samanage. With this option, if a user that is associated to your Google Apps account and they try to login, they will automatically be created as a user in Samanage.
The other option for Single Sign-On is to use a SAML provider like Centrify, OneLogin or Okta. You will need to contact your SAML provider as there will be some setup required from them as well. This is also where you would configure ADFS. You will need to check the box that says Enable Single Sign-On with SAML. Once you check this box, additional fields will populate as shown below:
The only two fields that are mandatory here are the Identity Provider URL and x.509 certificate. Your SAML provider will be able to provide this information for you. Once this has been entered, single sign-on will be active.
You will also see at the bottom that this section has the Create users if they do not exist in Samanage just like the one for Google Apps. Below that is the last option which, if checked, will redirect users to the SAML login page to authenticate instead of presenting them with the Samanage login page.