Figma cloud application

Using the SAML 2.0 standard, you can configure single sign-on (SSO) for a number of cloud apps. After you set up SSO, your users can use their Google Workspace credentials to sign in to an app using SSO.

Use SAML to set up SSO for Figma

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You must be signed in as a super administrator for this task.

Step 1: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Click Add appand thenSearch for apps.
  4. For Enter app name, enter Figma.
  5. In the search results, point to Figma Web (SAML) and click Select.
  6. In the Google Identity Provider details window, for Option 2: Copy the SSO URL, entity ID, and download certificate:
    1. Next to SSO URL, click Copy  and save the URL.
    2. Next too Entity ID, click Copy  and save the URL.
    3. Next to Certificate, click  to download the certificate.
      You need these details to complete the setup in Figma.
  7. Leave the Google Admin console open. You'll continue with the configuration in the Admin console after the setup steps in the app.
Step 2: Set up Figma as a SAML 2.0 service provider
  1. Open an Incognito browser window and go to the Figma sign-in page and sign in with your Figma administrator account.
  2. In the sidebar, select Admin.
  3. At the top, select the Settings tab.
  4. In the Login and provisioning section, click Authentication.
  5. Make sure authentication is set to Members may log in with any available method, including email and password (default).
  6. Click Done.
  7. From the Login and provisioning section, click SAML SSO.
  8. For Tenant ID, next to the ID number, click Copy and save the ID.
    You'll need the ID when you complete the configuration in the Admin console.
  9. Click Edit configuration.
  10. In the Identity provider (IdP) section, select Other.
  11. For IdP Entity ID, paste the Entity ID you saved in step 1 above.
  12. For IdP SSO Target URL, paste the SSO URL you saved in step 1 above.
  13. For Signing certificate, click Choose file.
  14. Navigate to where you downloaded the identity provider certificate in step 1 above on this page, select it, and click Select.
  15. Click Review.
  16. Check the This information is correct box.
  17. Click Configure SAML SSO.
Step 3: Finish SSO configuration in Admin console
  1. Return to the Admin console browser tab.
  2. In the Google Identity Provider details window, click Continue.
  3. For ACS URL, Entity ID and Start URL, replace {tenant-id} with the value you copied from Figma in step 2 above on this page.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Click Select field and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding Figma attributes. The familyName, givenName, title and emailaddress attributes are required.
    Google directory attributes App attributes
    Basic Information > Last name familyName
    Basic Information > First Name givenName
    Employee details > Title title
    Basic Information > Primary email emailaddress
  6. (Optional) To add additional mappings, click Add Mapping and select the fields that you need to map.
  7. (Optional) To enter group names that are relevant for this app:
    1. For Group membership (optional), click Search for a group, enter one or more letters of the group name, and select the group name.
    2. Add additional groups as needed (maximum of 75 groups).
    3. For App attribute, enter the service provider’s corresponding groups attribute name.

    Regardless of how many group names you enter, the SAML response will include only groups that a user is a member of (directly or indirectly). For more information, go to About group membership mapping.

  8. Click Finish.
Step 4: Turn on app for users

Before you begin: To turn a service on or off for certain users, put their accounts in an organizational unit (to control access by department) or add them to an access group (to allow access for users across or within departments).

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Click Figma.
  4. Click User access.
  5. To turn a service on or off for everyone in your organization, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save.

  6. (Optional) To turn a service on or off for an organizational unit:
    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. To change the Service status, select On or Off.
    3. Choose one:
      • If the Service status is set to Inherited and you want to keep the updated setting, even if the parent setting changes, click Override.
      • If the Service status is set to Overridden, either click Inherit to revert to the same setting as its parent, or click Save to keep the new setting, even if the parent setting changes.
        Note: Learn more about organizational structure.
  7. To turn on a service for a set of users across or within organizational units, select an access group. For details, go to Use groups to customize service access.
  8. Ensure that your Figma user account email domains match the primary domain of your organization’s managed Google Account.
Step 5: Verify SSO is working

Figma supports both identity provider-initiated and service provider-initiated SSO.

Verify identity provider-initiated SSO

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using an account with super administrator privileges (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Click Figma.
  4. In the Figma section, click Test SAML Login.
    Figma should open in a separate tab. If it doesn’t, troubleshoot the error message and try again. For details on troubleshooting, go to SAML app error messages.

Verify service provider-initiated SSO

  1. Close all browser windows and open the Figma sign-in page.
  2. Click Use single sign-on.
  3. Enter your Google Workspace email address and click Log in.
    You should be redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  4. Enter your Google Workspace credentials.

After your credentials are authenticated, Figma should open.

Step 6: Set up user provisioning
As a super administrator, you can automatically provision users in the app. For details, go to Configure Figma user provisioning.


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