Periscope Data Documentation

Connecting to Periscope

First Time Connecting

Connection Definitions

Common Connection Errors

Private Network SSH Tunnels



Getting Started

Keyboard Shortcuts

Charts & Dashboards

Chart Overview

Chart Options

Dashboard Overview

Refresh Mechanics

Organizing Charts

Organizing Dashboards

Table-like Charts

Table Overview

Cohort Grids

Pivot Tables

Graph-like Charts

Overview & General Settings

Chart Types and Settings

Mixing Chart Types

Map Charts

Map Chart Overview


Clusters and Bubbles

Satellite Maps


Other Charts & Customizations

Pie Charts

Image Charts

Chart Annotations

Site Administration

Adding Users

Removing Users

User Types

User Groups

Two-Factor Authentication

Managing User Permissions

Dashboard Permissions

Site Preferences

Query Management

Color Themes

Dashboard Refresh Management

Usage Data

Periscope Cache

Caching Strategies

Querying the Periscope Cache

Cross-Database Joins

CSV Upload

Materializing Views

SQL Formatters

Using SQL Formatters

Composing SQL Formatters

Dollars and Percentages

Time Zone Formatters

Date Aggregation

Date Parts

Basic Filters

Custom Filters

Date Range Filters

Aggregation Filter

Adding, Moving, and Hiding Filters

Advanced Filters

Default Filters


Parent-Child Filters

Matching Filter Values

Time Zone Conversions

Direct Replacement

User Friendly Names


SQL Views

Joining to Views

More SQL Tools

SQL Snippets

Parameterized SQL Snippets

SQL Alerts

Automatic Joins

Version History

Sharing and Embedding

Sharing Dashboards Externally

Email Reports

Easy Embedding

Embed API

Embed API Options

CSV Download

Public CSV URL

Slack API

Slack Linking Reports

Data Management

Adding and Deleting Datasource

Spaces: Data-Level Permissions

Improving Query Throughput

Revoking Table Permissions

Salesforce Datasource

Schema Browser

SSO Integrations




Google Apps

Google Apps SSO

Adding Google Apps SSO to a Periscope Data account is done in two steps. First, create a custom app from the Google Admin console that points to Periscope Data. Second, configure Periscope Data to direct users to the custom app.

Adding a custom app in Google Apps

The administrator of the Google Apps account is required to set up a custom app for SSO in Google Apps. From the Google Apps admin console, select Apps and then "SAML apps."

Click the yellow plus icon in the lower right-hand corner to Enable SSO for a SAML application. And then click "Setup my own custom app."

Download the Certificate and copy the SSO URL and Entity ID fields.

Enter Periscope Data for the Application Name.

Enter Periscope Data's Service Provider Details:

Leave Start URL and Signed Response empty.

Enter the First Name, Last Name, and Primary Email attribute mappings. The attributes must exactly match first_name, last_name, and email for Periscope to recognize them.

Click Finish. If everything goes well, the following success message will be displayed:

Finally, make sure that SSO is enabled for all users. Click the three dots next to the app and select ON for everyone or ON for some organizations.

It can take Google several minutes to activate the app. The administrator is recommended to wait at least five minutes before proceeding with entering the SSO Configuration in Periscope.

In Periscope Data, open the gear menu in the bottom left and open the Billing & Security menu. Only admins have access to these settings.

In the "Single Sign-On" section, select "Google Apps". Fill in the SSO URL fields as follows:

  • Issuer is Google App's Entity ID
  • x.509 Certificate is Google App's X.509 certificate and should start with "BEGIN CERTIFICATE" and end with "END CERTIFICATE".

Finally, confirm the SSO settings change by typing "Logout".

With that complete, Google Apps can be used to login to Periscope.