Google Workspace IdP Integration

This article describes how to integrate the Google Workspace Identity Provider (IdP) with Axis Security using SAML.

Step 1: Create a SAML App in Google Workspace.

This section describes how to create a SAML App in Google Workspace, and obtain an SSO URL and a Certificate.

  1. Navigate to your Google workspace (make sure you are an Administrator).
  2. Click Web and mobile apps in the left side menu.

The Google Admin screen is displayed

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  1. Click Add App and select Add custom SAML app.
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  1. In App Name, add an application name.
  2. Click CONTINUE.
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  1. Save the SSO URL and the Certificate. You will need to use this information in Step 2: Add Google Workspace as an Identity Provider in Axis Security.
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  1. Click CONTINUE.

Step 2: Add Google Workspace as an Identity Provider in Axis Security

This section describes how to create a Google Workspace IdP in Axis Security.

To add Google Workspace as an Identity Provider in Axis Security:

  1. Go to Settings-> Identity Providers-> New Identity Provider.
    The Identity Providers screen is displayed.
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  1. Select SAML
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3.  In the Identity Provider Name field, enter a name for your identity provider.

Service Provider Metadata

  1. Download the SP metadata file and the SP certificate file

  2. Copy the SP URL (ACS) and paste it into a text editor. 

  3. Copy the SP entity ID and paste it into a text editor.

SAML Integration

Select whether to set this IdP using a single sign-on URL and a certificate, or set this IdP using an ADFS metadata URL.

To set this IdP using a single sign-on URL and a certificate:

  1. In the Single Sign On URL field, paste the SSO URL that you obtained when you integrated SAML with Google Workspace in Step 1.
  2. Click Upload certificate and upload the certificate you obtained from Google Workspace.

To set this IdP using an ADFS metadata URL: 

  1. Paste an ADFS metadata URL. 
  2. In the upper right corner click Apply Changes and then click Commit changes.

Step 3: Finish configuration in Google Workspace

This section explains how to integrate Google Workspace with Axis Security.

To integrate Google Workspace with Axis Security:

  1. In the Service provider details section, Paste the ACS URL and Entity ID from the Axis Management Console, obtained in Step 2: Add Google Workspace as an Identity Provider in Axis Security.
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  1. In the SAML attribute mapping section: select Department and paste the SAML group attribute: http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/claims/Group.
  2. Click SAVE.
  3. Click FINISH.
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