Use Single Sign-On (SSO) for Foleon to make logging in easy and secure for your workspace and audience — by allowing you to restrict access to a specific set of people. This article shows you how to set up Single Sign-On (SSO) for your Foleon Docs.
⚠️ Important — Foleon only supports SSO through SAML2.0 (Security Assertion Markup Language). You or someone from your company need to have the required knowledge of integrating SSO through SAML. Without the know-how, we can not guarantee a successful implementation. For a detailed overview of the technical setup, visit developers.foleon.com for developer documentation.
💡 Foleon only offers SSO for select plans. If you're interested in using this functionality, please reach out to our Customer Success Management team.
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What is SSO?
Single Sign-on, or SSO, is an authentication process that allows a user to access multiple websites or applications with one set of login credentials. This means that once you’ve logged in with your username and password, you don’t have to log in repeatedly for every single application linked to the system. You can look at it as if you have one key that unlocks multiple locks.
Foleon only supports SSO through SAML2.0 (Security Assertion Markup Language). All suppliers that provide support for the SAML 2.0 standard are supported by Foleon. This list includes (but is not limited to):
💡 For more information on how SSO works with Foleon, we recommend reading our article All about Single Sign-On (SSO).
How to set up SSO for Foleon Docs
In the dashboard, go to account and then click on SSO for Foleon Docs. To create a new SSO configuration, click on the blue New SAML configuration button to get started.
Give your SSO configuration a name, which will display in the dashboard.
Next, copy the Entity ID and Assertion Consumer Service URL.
You then enter your identity provider URL — manually type the URL or upload an XML file.
We recommend entering the URL over uploading the XML file, as it will automatically update.
💡 An identity provider (IDP) is like a central hub that lets you use one set of login credentials to access multiple services. Popular providers include Google, Okta, and OneLogin. Not sure what your IDP setup is? We recommend contacting your IT department for help. Since there are many different providers, our Support team doesn't know the ins and outs of every platform.
Click Save. Your new configuration will then appear in the configuration overview.
To finish your setup, paste the Entity ID and Assertion Consumer Service URL you copied earlier into your access management tool.
Read on to learn how to activate SSO for a specific Foleon Doc.
💡 You're able to edit or delete your SSO configuration by clicking on the icons on the right side of the screen.
Activate SSO for a specific Foleon Doc
Once you've successfully set up SSO, you'll need to select this access control method for the Foleon Docs you want it to be active on.
In the Foleon Doc settings, scroll down to the access control section, and in the dropdown, select Single Sign-On (SSO).
After you make these changes to your settings, please make sure to save and (re)publish your Foleon Doc.
⚠️ If the single sign-on (SSO) option is greyed out as an access method and it's included in your plan, this means you still need to set up SSO for Foleon Docs in the account settings as described above.