Learn how to integrate Zendesk with idemeum passwordless application management platform.

Capabilities overview

Zendesk provides software-as-a-service products related to customer support, sales, and other customer communications.

Zendesk pricing page

Supported capability Required plan Details
Passwordless SSO Any plan Low SSO tax
Automated provisioning Any plan API (create, remove, update accounts)

Prerequisites

In order to integrate idemeum with Zendesk you will first need to obtain SAML metadata parameters for your idemeum tenant. Specifically you will need:

  • Identity Provider SSO URL
  • SHA256 hash of Public X509 certificate

Instructions for how to obtain these SAML metadata parameters are below.

How to obtain SAML metadata for idemeum
SAML metadata is the data that describes the information needed to communicate between your SaaS application and idemeum in order to enable Single Sign-On. Based on SAML terminology SaaS application is called Service Provider (SP) and idemeum will be Identity Provider (IDP). Typically you will be a…

Now you will need to use any online tool to calculate SHA256 fingerprint of your certificate. Input your certificate and obtain SHA256 hash value.

The example of SSL certificate SHA256 fingerprint is D2:F0:FA:B8:D0:56:7A:31:28:42:40:88:E1:BB:
88:4B:C5:2A:8F:A7:88:68:1F:EA:A9:29:00:C5:C7:66:2B:54


Passwordless Single Sign-On (SAML)

Configure SSO in Zendesk

  • Access your Zendesk admin portal
  • Navigate to Account - > Single Sign On
  • Choose SAML section and click Configure
Now you will be using idemeum SAML metadata values obtained in the prerequisites section
  • Enable SAML SSO by checking the box
  • Paste Identity Provider SSO URL into SAML SSO URL
  • Paste SHA256 fingerprint into Certificate fingerprint
  • Optionally you can specify Remote logout URL and you can use your company home page
  • Click Save
  • Now you need to enable SSO for your team members. Navigate to Account -> Security -> Team member authentication
  • Enable External authentication and choose Single Sign On
  • Click Save

Configure SSO in idemeum

  • Navigate to your idemeum admin portal at https://[your domain].idemeum.com/adminportal
  • Click Applications in the left menu
  • Search for Zendesk application and click Add App
  • Click SAML at the top navigation menu
  • All you need to do is to enter your Zendesk subdomain
  • Click Save

Automated provisioning

Make sure you have API access enabled in Zendesk. Navigate to Settings -> API and accept terms on conditions.
  • Navigate to idemeum admin portal, find Zendesk application and access Provisioning section
  • Enter your Zendesk subdomain. You can obtain it from Zendesk URL -> https://your_domain.zendesk.com.
  • Click Authorize
  • Enter your credetnails to give idemeum access to Zendesk APIs
  • Click Save

Application entitlements

Before users can access applications you need to make sure you entitle applications to them. In idemeum admin portal navigate to Entitlements section to assign applications to your employees.


SAML SSO login flows

Zendesk supports both:

  • IDP Initiated Flow
  • SP Initiated Flow

IDP Initiated flow

With this flow users first navigate to idemeum user catalog and then click on Zendesk dashboard icon to launch application.

SP Initiated flow

  • Access your Zendesk portal at https://[your_domain].zendesk.com
  • Click I am agent and you will be redirected to login with SSO
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