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Add directory app

General Info: The Free plan allows you to add only up to 10 non-Zoho apps.
Note: Browse our App Directory Guides to see if we have a customized help article for your app.

Prerequisites

  1. A Single Sign-On (SSO)-supported account in the app
  2. Permission to set up SSO in the app

Permissions required to perform this action :

  • Add apps

  • Configure SSO

  • Add IdPs

Configure SAML in Zoho Directory

  1. Sign in to Zoho Directory , then click Admin Panel in the left menu.
  2. Go to Applications, then click Add Application.
  3. Use the search bar to find your required application, then click Add.

  4. Note: If the app you need is not integrated with Zoho Directory, add a SAML custom app or request an integration .
  5. Name the app and enter any relevant information that may be requested. The requested information may be something like the domain, subdomain, or ID. Please refer to the app's documentation to learn where to find that information.
  6. Note:
    1. If you're adding a Zoho app, you will be asked to choose or create an account, after which the app will be added to Zoho Directory. The rest of this help article applies only to non-Zoho apps.
    2. If you're creating a new Zoho Sites, Zoho Mail, or Zoho Backstage account, you will be asked to enter a domain name and set up mail hosting .
  7. If you want to test the SAML configuration before allowing users to access the app, uncheck Display app to users.
  8. Click Add.
  9. Click Manage Application, then click Single Sign-On.
  10. Click Service Provider Details to check and verify the SP details. You can also edit them if needed.
  11. Click Identity Provider Details, then download or make a note of the IdP details required to configure SAML in the app.

Configure SAML in the app

  1. Sign in to the app.
  2. Enter or upload the Identity Provider Details in the app's SAML settings. The SAML settings may also be labeled SSO settings or Authentication settings. If you don't see anything similar, please refer to the app's documentation.
  3. Save the details.

Test the SAML connection

  1. Return to the Zoho Directory Admin Panel.
  2. Go to Applications, then click the app.
  3. Click Assign Users, choose yourself from the list, then click Assign.
  4. Click . If everything is working, you should be signed in automatically and taken to the app.

Make the app visible to all users

After successfully testing SSO, you can make the app visible to all users. Once this is done, your users will be able to access the app from their My Apps pages.
To make the app visible to all users:
  1. Sign in to Zoho Directory , then click Admin Panel in the left menu.
  2. Go to Applications, then click on the app.
  3. Click Edit, check Display app to users, then click Update.

  4. You can now access the app from Zoho Directory's My Apps page.


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