New In G Suite Enhanced Pre-integrated SSO Apps Catalog, More

Google adds nine third-party applications to G Suite pre-integrated SSO apps catalog, Google Apps Device Policy v7.55 makes work profiles default enrollment for Android, new Community invite link.

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Single-Sign-On (SSO, which enhances security while also increase convenience for end users, has just been updated on G Suite, now gets nine third-party applications to pre-integrated SSO apps catalog.

Google, that already supports OpenID Connect and SAML, the two most popular enterprise SSO standards, has now added SAML integration for these nine apps: Asana, Dialpad, Evernote Business, Expensify, Keeper, Lucidchart, Pagerduty, RingCentral, and Trello.

In addition, G Suite also allow admins to install "Custom SAML Applications," which means any third-party application that supports SAML.

These apps When installed vG Suite Marketplace provide rich integration as well as a separate 'Google SSO' option, which is authentication via OpenID Connect protocol. While, the SAML catalog version let users access their accounts in the third party app's website using Google as a SAML IdP (Identity Provider).

For full list of all pre-integrated applications and instructions for installing them, check out this Help Center, and about installing Custom SAML apps, see this Help Article.

If you do not have a corporate requirement to use SAML, Google recommends using the G Suite Marketplace application.

As the use of mobile in enterprise proliferates, Google is rolling out changes to its G Suite customers who use Google Mobile Management as their enterprise mobility management tool (EMM), to encourage more users to use work profiles on personal Android devices, so that corporate data stored on their mobile devices is kept separate from end user data via the use of Android work profiles.

To that end, starting with Google Apps Device Policy v7.55, the default enrollment process will utilize a work profile for customers with Android at work enabled, curated and whilelisted apps in the managed Play store, as well as for devices that do support work profiles. "With this change, users will still be able to opt-out of using a work profile and continue with the previous method of enrollment, if your corporate policy allows this," writes google.

G Suite Create Work profiles for Android devices

This change will start rolling out on June 5, 2017 along with the release of Google Apps Device Policy app v7.55+.

For more details, see this FAQs, or refer to the Help Center.

Google is rolling out a new Community invite link, so community owners and moderators can share an invite link with their group to invite all the right people at once.

To share a invite link , just open the invite menu on Google+ web, turn on the "Allow invites by link" option, and grab the link that appears. When a person receive the link, will be able to directly join both private and ask-to-join public communities, and if anyone doesn't have a Google account or Google+ profile, they'll be able to create one along the way.

If something changes, you can easily disable a shared link or generate a new one at any time.

G Suite Community invite Link

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