Single Sign-On (SSO) For Shopify Using Google Apps (G Suite) as IDP


Google Apps (G Suite) Single Sign-On (SSO) login for Shopify can be achieved by using our Shopify Single Sign-On (SSO) Login application. Here we will go through a step-by-step guide to configure SSO login between Shopify store and Google Apps by considering Google Apps (G Suite) as IdP (Identity Provider) and Shopify store as SP (Service Provider). To know more about other features we provide in Shopify Single Sign-On (SSO) Login application, you can click here.

Pre-requisite : Single Sign On - SSO Login Application

To configure SSO into Shopify with Google Apps (G Suite) as IDP, you will need to install the miniOrange Shopify Single Sign On - SSO Login Application on your store:

miniOrange Provides Secure Single Sign-On (SSO) access to your Shopify store (both plus and Non plus).


Step by Step guide for Single Sign-On (SSO) into Shopify Configuring Google Apps (G Suite) as IDP.

1.  Configure Shopify as SP in Google admin console

  • Login to your Google admin console.
  • Navigate to the Apps tab in the left menu and click on Web and mobile apps.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login  Add SAML app
  • Click on the Add App button, then in the dropdown select Add Custom SAML app tab to create a new saml app.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login Setup own custom app
  • Enter the App name 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
  • Click on Download Metadata button or copy down the SSO URL, entity ID and certificate. These will be used for configuring your Service Provider.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, SAML custom app Basic Information
  • Click on Continue button.
  • To configure Single Sign-On (SSO), add Service Provider details such as ACS URL and entity ID.
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Service provider details
  • You need to get the Entity ID and ACS URL from Shopify.
  • Now go to your Shopify store and navigate to App section and click on Single Sign On - SSO login application.
  • shopify app section - single sign on application
  • Click on Setup IDP button in the top left in navigation bar.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)for Shopify (Plus and Non Plus), Configure IDP for enabling Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • Click on Configure SSO >> Add Identity Provider.
  • Google (SAML) shopify sso add identity provider
  • Select SAML protocol. Now click on the Click here link to get miniOrange metadata as shown in Screen below.
  • Google (SAML) sso get miniorange metadata
  • For SP - INITIATED SSO section Select Show Metadata Details.
  • Google (SAML) sso SPintiatedMetadata
  • Enter the values in basic SAML configuration as shown in below screen.

    ACS URL Copy and paste the ACS URL from the application.
    Entity ID Copy and paste the SP Entity ID/ Issuer from the application.
    Signed Response (Optional) Check Signed Response
    Name ID Format EMAIL
  • Configure Google Apps as IDP - SAML Single Sign-On(SSO) for WordPress - Google Apps SSO Login, Service provider details
  • Click on Continue button and then click on Finish button.
  • Go to the Application you just configured 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
  • Click on Save.

You have successfully configured GSuite / Google Apps as SAML IdP (Identity Provider) for achieving G Suite / Google Apps SSO login into your Shopify store.

2.  Configure Google as IDP in Shopify

  • Again navigate to the App section of Shopify store and click on Single Sign On - SSO Login application.
  • shopify app section - single sign on application
  • Click on Setup IDP button in the top left in navigation bar.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)for Shopify (Plus and Non Plus), Configure IDP for enabling Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • From the left navigation bar select Configure SSO and click on Add Identity Provider.
  • Google (SAML) Single Sign On SSO add identity provider
  • Select SAML and click on Import IDP metadata.
  • Google (SAML) Single Sign On SSO select saml
  • Add appropriate IDP Name and upload the IDP metadata file downloaded in Step 1.
  • Google (SAML) Single Sign On SSO - idp metadata
  • Click on Import and then click on Save.
You have successfully completed Shopify side configuration.

3.   Test Connection

  • Go to Configure SSO tab.
  • Click on Select >> Test Connection option against the Identity Provider you configured.
  • Google (SAML) Single Sign On SSO test connection
    Google (SAML) Single Sign On SSO azureAD login
  • On entering valid Google Admin Account credentials you will see a pop-up window which as shown in below screen.
  • Google (SAML) Single Sign On SSO SucessTestConnection

4.   Testing SSO for your Shopify Store

  • Go to your Shopify Store login page.(https://<your-shopify-storedomain>/account/login)
  • Click on the login button you customized earlier.
  • select project google oauth provider
  • You’ll be redirected to the login page of the IDP you configured in previous step. Log in with your IDP account credentials.
  • You’ll be successfully logged in to your Shopify store.
Hence your configuration of Google Apps (G Suite) as IDP in Shopify is successfully completed.

Choose your preferred Identity Provider and start setting up SSO for Shopify right away


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