Set up your own custom SAML app

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console

    Sign in using an  administrator account, not your current account

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML Apps.

    To see Apps on the Home page, you might have to click  More controls at the bottom. 

  3. Click Add at bottom right.
  4. Click Set up my own custom app.
    The  Google IDP Information window opens and the SSO URL and Entity ID fields automatically populate.
  5. Get the setup information needed by the service provider using one of these methods:
    • Copy the SSO URL and Entity ID and download the Certificate.
    • Download the IDP metadata.
  6. (Optional) In a separate browser tab or window, sign in to your service provider and enter the information you copied in Step 5 into the appropriate SSO configuration page, then return to the Admin console.
  7. Click Next.
  8. In the Basic information window, add an application name and description.
  9. (Optional) Upload a PNG or GIF file to serve as an icon for your custom app. The icon image should be 256 pixels square.
  10. Click Next.
  11. In the Service Provider Details window, enter an ACS URLEntity ID, and Start URL (if needed) for your custom app. These values are all provided by the service provider. 
  12. Click Next.
  13. (Optional) Click Add new mapping and enter a new name for the attribute you want to map.

    Note: You can define a maximum of 500 attributes over all apps. Because each app has one default attribute, the total amount includes the default attribute plus any custom attributes you add.

  14. In the drop-down list, select the Category and User attributes to map the attribute from the Google profile.
    Note: You cannot use Employee ID for attribute mapping.
  15. Click Finish.