Google Apps/ G Suite as IDP

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

Follow the following steps to set up Google Apps / G Suite as an Identity Provider

miniorange img  Login as Administrator

  • Go to and login with your G Suite administrator account.
  • Go to Apps from the left menu and click SAML Apps.

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miniorange img  Add a SAML app

  • Click on the “+” button at the bottom right corner to create a new SAML app.
  • Select button SETUP MY OWN CUSTOM APP

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miniorange img  IDP Information

  • Download IDP metadata from option 2. This is necessary for later configuration of the add-on.
  • You can also copy G Suite details from Option 1 and download the certificate to configure the add-on  manually.
  • Click Next.

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miniorange img  Service Provider Details

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  • Enter details from the SP Info tab in the add-on as given below.

    Information to be entered in G Suite Information to copy from the add-on in SP Info tab
    Entity ID SP Entity ID/ Issuer
    Signed Response
    Name ID Format EMAIL
  • Click Next.
miniorange img  Attribute Mapping

  • Click on Add New Mapping
  • Add mapping for first name and last name
  • Click on Finish

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miniorange img  Turn on

  • By Default SAML Apps are turned off for everyone.
  • Select Edit Service option.
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  • Change the setting to select ON for everyone to activate SSO.

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