G Suite / Google Apps as IdP for WordPress

Google Apps Single Sign-On(SSO) login for WordPress can be achieved by using our WordPress SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) plugin. Our plugin is compatible with all the SAML compliant Identity providers. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO login between Wordpress site and Google Apps by considering Google Apps as IdP(Identity provider) and WordPress as SP(Service provider).

miniorange img  Pre-requisites : Download And Installation

To configure Google Apps as SAML IdP with WordPress, you will need to install the miniOrange WP SAML SP SSO plugin:


Step-by-step Video to Setup SSO between WordPress and Google Apps

Steps to configure Google Apps Single Sign-On (SSO) Login into WordPress(WP):


Step 1: Setup G Suite / Google Apps as IdP (Identity Provider)

Follow the following steps to Configure G Suite / Google Apps as IdP


miniorange img  Configure G Suite / Google Apps as IdP

  • In the miniOrange SAML SP SSO plugin, navigate to Service Provider Metadata tab. Here, you can find the SP metadata such as SP Entity ID and ACS (AssertionConsumerService) URL which are required to configure the Identity Provider.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login WordPress upload metadata
  • Go to https://admin.google.com and login with your G Suite administrator account.
  • Go to Apps tab from the left menu and click SAML Apps.

    Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login  Add SAML app
miniorange img  Add a SAML app

  • Click on the Add App button and then, click on Add Custom SAML app tab to create new saml app.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login Setup own custom app
  • Enter details for your custom SAML app and click on Continue button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Setup own custom app1
miniorange img  IDP Information

  • Click on Download metadata button. This is necessary for later configuration of the add-on.
  • You can also copy G Suite details like SSO URL, entity ID and Certificate to configure the add-on  manually and click on Continue button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, SAML custom app Basic Information
miniorange img  Service Provider Details

  • Enter details from the SP Info tab in the add-on as given below.
     
    Information to be entered in G SuiteInformation to copy from the add-on in SP Info tab
    ACS URL ACS URL
    Entity ID SP Entity ID/ Issuer
    Signed Response
    Name ID Format EMAIL
  • Click on Continue button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Service provider details
miniorange img  Attribute Mapping

  • Click on Add Mapping button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Attribute mapping details
  • Add and select User field in Google Directory ,then map them to Service Provider attributes and Click on Finish button.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Attribute mapping details
miniorange img  Turn on

  • Go to SAML Apps again and click on OFF for everyone .
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Turn-On go to SAML Apps
  • Then, select ON for everyone to activate SSO

    Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Turn-On go to SAML Apps 1
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