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Can you beat the Monday blues using technology?

How you can reduce employees’ time to start the day with single sign-on.  

This article is written by Jonathan Van Grembergen, Workplace Deployment Engineer at Devoteam G Cloud Belgium

How you can reduce employees’ time to start the day with single sign-on.  

Monday morning productivity

We all relate to the feeling: Monday morning can be a bit tough on us. It’s not only the time when many reboot their own engine, but also their computer. And that’s when a Monday can even become tougher. Imagine you’re working with 7 applications and need to login separately at each one of them. That’s a lot of time logging in to all your tools because you have to click each application open and log in with all different accounts and even different passwords. This can lead to a long startup time for employees before they get to do their actual work, especially on the first day of the week.

Google technology can help: leveraging Google Workspace SSO

An un’tech’savy worker can start it’s working day in just a few minutes. How? By leveraging Google Workspace single sign-on capabilities. This guide will show you how a Google Workspace administrator can add all third-party applications to users’ Google Workspace environment. 

How easy is it to set up a single sign-on? 

Adding an application

You will typically perform this action in the Google Workspace Admin console & the Applications admin console. 

Inside the admin console, the administrator can search for apps or add custom ones to the environment. You will need the following information:

  • SSO URL
  • Entity ID
  • SAML Certificate
  • SHA-256 fingerprint

Once done you can activate the application based on Organisational Units or even Groups. 

Using a third party as your Identity Provider

When using another party for identity & authentication, they can be configured inside the admin console with the following required information:

  • Sign-in page URL
  • Sign-out page URL
  • Change password URL
  • SAML Certificate

If you only want a specific user base to use this Identity provider, you can work with SSO profiles and enforce them on Organisational Units or even Groups!
More on that here

Using Google Workspace as your Identity Provider

By default, Google Workspace will be the Identity provider for authentication.
If a third-party Identity provider is already configured, the SSO mentioned above Profile method can be used to set up this for a specific user base.

Conclusion

How would your workforce react to being able to get up to speed faster on a Monday? Google’s SSO already takes away the annoyance of logging in. 

Check out this link to learn more about Google SSO features and leveraging this solution within your environment, or contact us to show you how!