Single Sign-On for Canvas App

Join us to learn what is and how to configure Single Sign-On for the Canvas App. It lets users easily access a new or existing application as a part of their Salesforce experience.

What is a Canvas App?

Canvas allows developers to connect existing legacy systems or any web-based application with Salesforce using JavaScript and REST API. Canvas applications can be displayed in Chatter, Salesforce Mobile Cards, or Visualforce page.

SSO for Canvas App Demo

A canvas app in one Salesforce org functions as an identity provider, authenticating another Salesforce org that’s the service provider. The canvas app, hosted in the identity provider org, uses a signed request to reference a Visualforce page in the second org.

SAML Single Sign-On for Canvas App Video

Let’s check the demo.

YouTube video


I hope you enjoyed our SSO for Canvas App post. Single Sign-On (SSO) for the Canvas app allows users to sign in to the app using their existing institutional login credentials. This means that users don’t have to create a separate account for Canvas, making it easier for them to access the app and reducing the risk of forgotten usernames or passwords. SSO also enhances security by leveraging existing authentication systems and policies, ensuring that only authorized users can access the app. Overall, SSO provides a convenient and secure way for users to access Canvas and other institutional applications.

Amit Chaudhary
Amit Chaudhary

Amit Chaudhary is Salesforce Application & System Architect and working on Salesforce Platform since 2010. He is Salesforce MVP since 2017 and have 17 Salesforce Certificates.

He is a active blogger and founder of Apex Hours.

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