Adding apps is simple and easy! There are several options for adding apps, from creating simple weblinks, adding from our global library, or creating custom apps. We'll walk you through the process below and show some tips as well.
- Adding from App Library
- Adding a Weblink app
- Customizing SSO apps from the App Library
- Creating a Single Sign-On (SSO) app
- Creating a SAML SSO app
- Enterprise Library
Adding from App Library
When you go to the Add & Assign Apps section under Applications, a similar page like this will be displayed. To add apps from our global library, click on "App Library".
The App Library has different apps in varies categories. You can search through categories or by typing the app name in the Search box.
Click on the Add button to add the app.
You will be able to see it added in your Add & Assign Applications. If you can't find an app, then you can search for it in the Search box on the right.
Adding a Weblink
It is very simple to add a Weblink (Non-SSO Weblink) for websites that do not require a login.
Click on the Add button next to App Library and an App Application form will show up. Fill in the blank fields and click Save.
Customizing SSO apps from the App Library
To customize an existing app, you will need to add an app from the App Library and click on the copy button under Actions. It will make a copy of both app and connector.
Since this is a Form Post with Extension app, the connector would be an Extension Connector (located under Single Sign-on). You have to search for the copy application and click Edit.
Supported SSO value variables
Creating a Single Sign-On (SSO)
Before creating an SSO, you must create an Extension Connector and inspect the website. Open "Extension Connectors" listed underneath the Single Sign-On section and click Add.
To inspect a website, right click on the login, password, and submit boxes. I will be using ABCmouse's website:
From there you can get the "id" fields for username, password, and submit. Once you've obtained those, go back to the Extension Connector and add the id fields to the Selector field. You can also name the label accordingly. Scroll down and click the green save button.
To create an SSO, click on the green Add button under the "Add & Assign Apps" sections of Applications. From there a form will pop up asking you for information such as Application Name, Description, Icon, Category, whether it is Single Sign-On or not, Type, and Web Address.
If you are creating a Single Sign-On application, switch the button to "Yes". From there choose "Form Post with Extension" from the Type drop-down menu. A new section will open called "Select Extension connector. Hit the blue Select button and scroll through and find the Extension Connector you just made. Hit save and you're done!
Creating a SAML SSO app
Before you can create a SAML SSO app, please make sure your SAML connector has been set up in the SAML Console. To check, please go to the ClassLink Management Console -> Single Sign-On -> SAML Console.
To add a SAML SSO app, you either have to use the IDP Initiate Login URL provided from the SAML console or custom URLs that initiate the Single Sign-On process from a vendor. The process to create a SAML app is similar to creating a Weblink app. In the Management console, simply click on the Add button found in the Add & Assign Apps section of the Applications column. In this example, we will use a custom URL from a vendor, HMH:
Creating an ADFS SSO app
Before you can create a ADFS-type app, your district should have established an ADFS trust with ClassLink and also have established an ADFS trust with the vendor product. In order for the ADFS SSO app to work, district users need to login to ClassLink with ADFS.
To add an ADFS SSO app, locate the ADFS SP initiated URL from ADFS or contact your vendor for assistance. From the CMC, click Add, complete the forms and drop down fields. For Single Sign-On, enable it then select ADFS as the type. Then paste the ADFS SP initiated URL in the web address field. Click Save then assign to your users.