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G Suite SAML integration

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an extra layer of security used when logging into websites or apps. Individuals are authenticated through more than one required security and validation procedure that only you know or have access to.

Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is a protocol for authenticating to web applications. SAML allows federated apps and organizations to communicate and trust one another’s users.

Arculix by SecureAuth, as a SAML provider, improves the user login experience for G Suite users with convenient MFA, and offers a simple SAML solution for adding MFA and single sign-on (SSO) to G Suite.


  • Arculix account with a configured Identity Provider and LDAP Agent.

    For more information, see the Arculix LDAP Agent deployment guide.

  • G Suite user account with administrative access.

  • User account with administrative privileges for Arculix.

Arculix SAML configuration as an Identity Provider (IdP)

In this section, you'll add an application for G Suite and set the SAML configuration settings. This will be the Identity Provider (IdP) side of the configuration.

  1. Log in to Arculix with an administrative account and go to Applications.

  2. Click Create New Application.

    Create new application
  3. In the New Application form, on the General tab, set the following configurations:


    Set the name of the application. This is the name to display for push notifications, in the Admin panel, Application portal, and audit logs.

    For example, G Suite.


    Set to SAML Service Provider.

    Out of Band Methods

    Select the allowed methods end users can choose to approve MFA requests.

    For example, Arculix Mobile app (push notifications), SMS, or Security Key.

    Message for MFA Requests

    (Optional) Type a message displayed to end users when sending an MFA request via push notification, SMS, or email.

  4. Select the SAML Service Provider Configuration tab, and set the following configurations:

    Issuer or Entity ID

    Enter the Issuer/EntityID of your G Suite instance.

    For example,

    Log in URL

    Enter the URL used by users to access the G Suite apps.

    For example,

    Metadata URL

    Enter the URL containing metadata about your G Suite instance.

    For example,

  5. Save your changes.

G Suite™ configuration

In this section, you'll configure G Suite as a service provider (SP).

  1. Download the SAML metadata and certificate for your organization from Arculix.

    Metadata download:<myorganization>/saml/download/metadata

    View metadata:<myorganization>/saml/metadata

    Certificate download:<myorganization>/saml/download/cert

  2. Log in to your GSuite admin console.

  3. Select Security and click Set up single sign-on (SSO).

  4. Select the Setup SSO with a third party identity provider check box and set the following configurations:

    Sign-in page URL

    Enter the Sign In URL from the Arculix metadata.

    For example,”your organization”/saml/auth.

    Sign-out page URL

    Enter the Sign Out URL from the Arculix metadata.

    For example,”your organization”/saml/logout.

    Verification certificate

    Click add file and select the certificate file downloaded from Arculix.

  5. Select Save.

Test your application integration

  1. Go to your Google App link.

  2. You will be redirected to the Arculix SSO page.

    Application login page with email
  3. After successful authentication, select your preferred MFA method to approve access to the G Suite application.

    Select an authenticator
  4. Finally, you will be redirected to your Google app landing page.


If you have questions or need assistance, contact SecureAuth Support.


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