Application launcher

Here, you can learn how to add quick access tiles to your customer's self-service accounts that allow them to launch other applications.

Overview

You can allow customers to launch multiple applications from the convenience of their self-service accounts. After completing this guide, you will unlock a hidden menu named 'Your applications' in the self-service portal where customers can access their available quick access links.

Application launcher page in  self-service

Application launcher page in self-service

Application launcher setup

To display quick access tiles in an application's self-service portal, you first have to enable the application launcher capability in the application.

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After the application launcher capability is enabled, every application that has a quick access tile configured and is accessible to the customer by group membership will automatically populate.

1) Navigate to Self-services policies in the Admin Console.

2) Create or open a self-service policy for editing.

3) Switch on or make sure 'Enable Application Launcher' is turned on

4) Save your settings before continuing.

5) Navigate to Applications.

6) Select an application where you'd like to enable the application launcher.

7) Add the self-service policy that enables the feature.

Self-service policy assignment

Self-service policy assignment

8) Click Save.

Quick access setup

You can configure applications to appear as quick access links in related applications' self-service portals.

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Only applications that share the same identity store can appear in each other's application launcher menu.

1) Choose a different application you'd like to include in a related application's application launcher.

2) Copy the application's login URL.

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Save the copied URL for a future step.

3) Enter the application.

4) On the General tab, scroll to the 'Application Launcher' section:

  • Toggle the 'Enabled' switch to activate the feature
  • Add a display name for the application shortcut
  • Add a URL for the shortcut's logo
Application launcher section in general settings

Application launcher section in Application > Clients settings

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This example quick access tile will look like this in the self-service portal:

SaaSii quick access button

Example application quick access

5) Switch to the OAuth2/OIDC tab.

6) Scroll to the 'Other' section and insert the application's URL you've copied earlier.

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Customers will be redirected to this address when launching the application. If they've activated 'Keep me logged in', they will skip identification and password entry when accessing the new application.

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You can add shortcuts to external applications as well. In that case, customers will have to go through the external application's login workflow.

7) Save your changes.

The quick access tile of the application will show up in the self-service account of the application where the application launcher capability was enabled:

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You can repeat the quick access setup steps for other applications to include more quick access tiles.