Ok enough of the fluff, show me everything I need to know about apps!
The Application Module is where you can assign and create applications to your users. There are several types of applications that can be delivered summarized below.
Access the AppLibrary which is filled with thousands of resources to grab!
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ClassLink includes over 5,000 SSOs which means everyone can now click an icon and automatically launch and sign-in to their web and Windows apps from any device.
Available SSO connectors are located in the App Library. Custom SSOs (Autologins) can be requested at no additional cost. Make a request from the App Library>Autologin tab.
When a user first opens an SSO application, for example Evernote, ClassLink prompts the user to input and save the user's Evernote username and password. The credentials are securely stored in the user's password locker, which is located in their ClassLink profile settings. The next time the user clicks Evernote, ClassLink will use the stored credentials and sign-in automatically!
Most SSO apps require a browser extension to be installed. When users click an SSO Browser Extension app, a prompt will appear to install the extension. Below is an example:
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Users can update credentials for SSOs by going to their password locker or by right-clicking the SSO app from their ClassLink desktop!
Apps from the global app library sometimes need to be customize for your district - either for a custom URL, custom passthru of credentials, pre-populating users credentials in an SSO template spreadsheet, or even embedding generic credentials in the SSO connector.
Supported SSO value variables
Uploading SSO Templates
First, open the ClassLink Management Console and go into Applications>Assign Apps> search for the app, then click Download FTP Template.
Open the downloaded file and populate it with the user’s AD name, plus his or her credentials for the website. Then save the file.
DO NOT rename the file
The file name is a unique app ID number.
After you’ve saved the file, you’ll want to open an SFTP connection (We recommend using WinSCP, you can find it here https://winscp.net/eng/download.php) with the following hostname and credentials:
Sftp server: sftp.classlink.com
Username: TO BE PROVIDED BY CLASSLINK HELPDESK
Password: TO BE PROVIDED BY CLASSLINK HELPDESK
You’ll want to then copy over the file to the directory on the server (you only have access to a single directory). The left hand side of WinSCP is your local machine. Navigate to where you saved the spreadsheet, then drag it over to the right side.
We update our database hourly with any uploaded files, so anything you upload will not take effect until the next time the update runs.
That’s all there is to it.
Browser Extension Distribution for Chromebooks and Windows devices
- For managed Chromebooks, push out the extension from the Chrome device management ClassLink OneClick Extension.
In the G Suite Admin Console, go to Device management>Chrome>User Settings
Click the option to "Manage force-installed apps" under "Force-installed Apps and Extensions" and/or "Manage" under "allowed Apps and Extensions"
Click "Specify a Custom App"
Enter the ID and URL of the ClassLink OneClick Plug-in, then click the “Add” button.
Windows devices. Group Policy deployment:
Group Policy deployment for Internet Explorer, download the Internet Explorer browser extension here for deploying via group policy. Create a new GPO or use an existing GPO to deploy the MSI package. Computer Configuration>Policies>Software Settings>Software Installation
Group Policy for the Chrome browser, you can download the ADM here.
1) Import the Chrome ADM to a new GPO object (Computer Configuration --> Administrative Template --> right click--> Add/remove Template -->Click on Add and added .adm file).
2) Set Configure the list of force-installed extensions to enabled located under Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Google>Google Chrome>Extensions
a. Add the following line to policy setting: jgfbgkjjlonelmpenhpfeeljjlcgnkpe;http://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx?response=updatecheck&x=id%3Djgfbgkjjlonelmpenhpfeeljjlcgnkpe
3) PLEASE NOTE. Do not setup this step if you are NOT using the whitelisting setting.
Set Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Google\Google Chrome\Extensions\Configure the extension installation whitelist to enabled
a. Add the Extension ID jgfbgkjjlonelmpenhpfeeljjlcgnkpe to the whitelist
- Apply the GPO to OU(s)
Note. Third Party Browser Extensions should be enabled.