BoardEffect is a management software that supports, tracks and helps Board Members perform various tasks. BoardEffect allows board members to handle responsibilities effectively by creating a path for discussion between them. Helpful tools are included in the software, such as a platform to coordinate future meetings. Users can log in at any time and enjoy connectivity across all board cycles. In essence, BoardEffect is a software allowing members to forgo the traditional meeting.
While many board members may interact on the same platform, their accounts could exist on different login portals. Wordpress is a content management system (CMS) that can be used to create a website. Since its a free tool, its a popular choice for developers creating a landing page or a marketing site. Once their accounts are created in wordpress, they want users to login to different sites like BoardEffect.
BoardEffect users need constant and seamless access to their portal through their existing accounts. Signing in over and over with their username and password is inconvenient and a waste of time. Therefore, miniOrange allows the user to access BoardEffect with their existing WordPress account, thereby reducing effort and increasing security for login, since the username and password are disclosed the minimum number of times.
BoardEffect users need a login portal that is secure and has an appropriate interface put in place. Therefore, by logging in to BoardEffect using WordPress credentials, users are safer and are faced with a much more agreeable option. miniOrange has implemented Single Sign-On with Board Effect by installing the WordPress IDP Plugin. By doing so, users are relieved from the hassle of maintaining separate credentials, and can now quickly log in to BoardEffect by only using their WordPress credentials.
Steps To Configure BoardEffect As Service Provider (SP)
- Log in into BoardEffect account as an administrator.
- Select Settings.
- Select Integrations from the left hand pane and then locate SAML2.0 in the list of integrations provided. Click Configure.
- Enter the following: IdP SSO Target URL and the IdP Certificate. These values can be copied from the Service Provider tab in the plugin.
- Optionally check the Automatically create new users box if you would prefer an automatic creation of accounts.
- Check the Activate this integration box.
- Click Save.
- Obtain Issuer (Entity ID) and the ACS URL. If your SP is configured for signed requests then you need to provide the certificate in the plugin as well. Obtain it from the metadata of BoardEffect.
- In the Identity Provider tab of the WordPress IDP plugin enter the following values:
|Service Provider Name
||Choose appropriate name according to your choice.
|SP Entity ID or Issuer
|| BoardEffect Entity ID|
||BoardEffect Assertion Consumer Service URL.|
|X.509 Certificate (optional)[For Signed Request]
|| Paste certificate value you copied from the BoardEffect Metadata file.
- You will need to configure the user attributes that are to be sent in the SAML response, which is needed by BoardEffect. This can be done using the Attribute/Role Mapping tab in the plugin. Note the attributes that are required from BoardEffect.