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Single Sign On (SSO) with G Suite


  • A public certificate and private key pair are required to successfully connect applications with JumpCloud. After you activate an application, we automatically generate a public certificate and private key pair for you. You can use this pair or upload your own. 
  • In order to successfully complete the integration between JumpCloud and Google, you must have administrative rights to access configuration settings of the service provider.
  • A G Suite for Business, Education, or Basic (requires valid payment source); Non-profit or Standard (Free legacy) editions do not support SAML.


  • After you connect an application to JumpCloud, you can connect it to user groups. Users in the groups you connect can access the application through SAML SSO. Learn how to connect user groups to applications.
  • When super administrators try to sign in to an SSO-enabled domain (with or without a network mask) via admin.google.com, they must enter their full Google administrator account email address and associated Google password (not their SSO username and password), and select Sign in to directly access the Admin console. Google does not redirect them to the SSO sign-in page. Read more on this functionality here.

Configure the JumpCloud SSO Application

  1. Access the JumpCloud Administrator Console at https://console.jumpcloud.com.
  2. Select Applications in the main navigation panel.
  3. Select the + in the upper left, scroll or search for the application in the 'Configure New Application' side panel, the select 'configure'.
  4. You can upload a service provider application's XML metadata file to populate SAML connector attributes for that application. The attributes populated by the metadata file may vary by the application. To apply a metadata file for the application you're connecting, click Upload Metadata. Navigate to the file you want to upload, then click Open. You'll see a confirmation of a successful upload. Be aware that if you upload more than one metadata file, you'll overwrite the attribute values applied in the previously uploaded file.
  5. In the IDP Entity ID field, enter https://_YOURDOMAIN.TLD_ (e.g., https://thebestwidgets.com).
  6. In the ACS URL field, enter https://www.google.com/a/YOURDOMAIN.com/acs (replace YOURDOMAIN.TLD with your G Suite domain).
  7. In the IdP-Initiated URL field, enter https://mail.google.com/a/YOURDOMAIN.TLD (replace YOURDOMAIN.TLD with your G Suite domain).
  8. In the field terminating the IdP URL, either leave the default value or enter a plaintext string unique to this connector.
  9. (Optional) In the Display Label field, enter a label that will appear beside the G Suite logo within the JumpCloud console to guide administrators and users to the connection you have configured.
  10. Select Save.

Configure the Service Provider

  1. Log in to the G Suite admin console at : admin.google.com
  2. Select on Security.
  3. Select on Set up Single sign-on (SSO.)
  4. Enable SSO by selecting the checkbox labeled Setup SSO with third party identity provider.
  5. In the Sign-in page URL field, enter the same IdP URL that you set in the JumpCloud console (if you did not modify the termination of this URL, then enter the default URL: https://sso.jumpcloud.com/saml2/google) .
  6. Enter the following Sign-out page URL: ´╗┐https://console.jumpcloud.com.
  7. Enter the following Change password URL: https://console.jumpcloud.com.
  8. For the verification certificate, upload your public certificate; cert.pem per the prerequisites.
  9. Leave Use a domain specific issuer unselected.
  10. Leave Network masks empty, unless desired.
  11. Select Save.

To test your single sign-on configuration:

(IdP-Initiated Flow)

  • Log into the JumpCloud User Console.
  • Select on the G Suite icon.
  • You should automatically be logged in to G Suite.

(SP-Initiated Flow)

  • In your Web browser, navigate to your G Suite domain login page located at http://mail.google.com/a/YOURDOMAIN.TLD (replace YOURDOMAIN.TLD with your G Suite domain).
  • If necessary, log into the JumpCloud User Console as the appropriate user.
  • You should automatically be logged in to G Suite.

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2019 12:21PM MDT

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