SSO with Google Workspace

If you’re not interested in provisioning, deprovisioning, and syncronizing user accounts in Google Workspace with JumpCloud and just want to give users single sign on with Google Workspace, set up the Google Workspace SAML connector.

Read the instructions below on how to set up the Google Workspace SAML connector. 

Learn more about the difference between the Google Workspace Integration and the Google Workspace SAML 2.0 connector


Read the SAML Configuration Notes KB before you start configuring the connector.


  • 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 Google Workspace for Business, Education, or Basic (requires valid payment source) pricing plan.


Non-profit or Standard (Free legacy) editions do not support SAML.

Important Considerations

  • When super administrators try to sign in to an SSO-enabled domain (with or without a network mask) via, 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.

Creating a new JumpCloud Application Integration

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION SSO Applications.
  3. Click + Add New Application.
  4. Type the name of the application in the Search field and select it.
  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Display Label, type your name for the application. Optionally, you can enter a Description, adjust the User Portal Image and choose to hide or Show in User Portal.
  7. If this is a Bookmark application, enter its URL in the Bookmark URL field.
  8. Click Save Application.
  9. If successful, click:
    • Configure Application and go to the next section.
    • Close to configure your new connector at a later time.

Configuring the SSO Integration


You can apply a mixed SSO policy within Google Workspace allowing the exclusion of users based on OU or User Group membership. See Google’s article on deciding which users should use SSO.

To configure JumpCloud

  1. Create a new application or select it from the Configured Applications list.
  2. Select the SSO tab.
  3. Replace any instances of YOURDOMAIN with your Google Workspace domain name.
  4. Add any additional attributes.
  5. Copy the JumpCloud IdP URL for the next section.
  6. Click save.

To download the certificate

  1. Find your application in the Configured Applications list and click anywhere in the row to reopen its configuration window.
  2. Select the SSO tab and click IDP Certificate Valid > Download certificate.


The certificate.pem will download to your local Downloads folder.

To configure Google

  1. Log in to the Google Admin Console.
  2. Select Security > Authentication > SSO with third party IdP.
  3. Enter the following information:
    • Enable Setup SSO with third party identity provider.
    • Sign-in page URL – enter the JumpCloud IdP URL.
    • Sign-out page URL – enter
    • Verification certificate – copy and paste the contents of the certificate downloaded in the previous section.
    • Change password URL – enter
  4. Click Save.

Authorizing User SSO Access

Users are implicitly denied access to applications. After you connect an application to JumpCloud, you need to authorize user access to that application. You can authorize user access from the Application Configuration panel or from the Groups Configuration panel. 

To authorize user access from the Application Configuration panel

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION > SSO Applications, then select the application to which you want to authorize user access.
  3. Select the User Groups tab. If you need to create a new group of users, see Get Started: Groups.
  4. Select the check box next to the group of users you want to give access.
  5. Click save

To learn how to authorize user access from the Groups Configuration panel, see Authorize Users to an SSO Application.

Validating SSO authentication workflow(s)

IdP Initiated

  • Access the JumpCloud User Console.
  • Select the Service Provider icon.
  • This should automatically launch and login to the application.

SP Initiated

  • Navigate to your Service Provider application URL.
  • You will be redirected to log in to the JumpCloud User Portal.
  • The browser will be redirected back to the application and be automatically logged in.

Removing the SSO Integration

To deactivate the SSO Integration

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION > SSO Applications.
  3. Search for the application that you’d like to deactivate and click to open its details panel. 
  4. Select the SSO tab.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the configuration.
  6. Click Deactivate SSO
  7. Click save
  8. If successful, you will receive a confirmation message.

To delete the application

  1. Log in to the JumpCloud Admin Portal.
  2. Go to USER AUTHENTICATION > SSO Applications.
  3. Search for the application that you’d like to delete and click to open its details panel.
  4. Check the box for the application.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Enter the number of the applications you are deleting
  7. Click Delete Application.
  8. If successful, you will see an application deletion confirmation notification.

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