NetSuite cloud application

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Using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), your users can use their Google Cloud credentials to sign in to enterprise-cloud applications.

Set up SSO via SAML for NetSuite

Here's how to set up single sign-on (SSO) via SAML for the NetSuite® application.

Step 1: Set up NetSuite as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Security and then Set up single sign-on (SSO).

    To see Security, you might have to click More controls at the bottom. 

  3. Click the Download button to download the Google IdP metadata and the X.509 Certificate.
  4. In a new browser tab, go to the NetSuite SAML Configuration Page.
  5. Select Setup > Integration > SAML Single Sign-on.
  6. Paste the Login URL from the Google Admin console SAML settings into the Identity Provider Login Page field in NetSuite.
  7. Filling in the Logout landing page field is optional. You can leave it empty. 
  8. Add SAML permissions to user roles.
  9. Select the Upload IdP metadata radio button.
  10. Upload the Google IdP metadata file you saved earlier from the Google Admin console SAML settings.
  11. Click Submit and proceed to the next section to set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP).
Step 2: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP)
  1. In a new browser tab, 
    Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Apps and then SAML Apps.

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

  3. Click the plus (+) icon in the bottom corner.
  4. Select the NetSuite item from the list. The values on the Google IDP Information page automatically populate.
  5. Download the SP metadata, upload it into the appropriate service provider Setup fields, and then come back to the Admin console and click Next.
  6. In the Basic application information window, the Application name and Description values automatically populate.
  7. Click Next.
Step 3: Enter service provider details in Google Admin console
  1. In the Service Provider Details section, the Entity IDACS URL, and Start URL fields automatically populate from the metadata file.
  2. Leave Signed Response unchecked. This is specified in the metadata file. You may override it if needed.
    When the Signed Response checkbox is unchecked, only the assertion is signed. When the Signed Response checkbox is checked, the entire response is signed.
  3. ​The default Name ID is the primary email. Multi-value input is not supported. You can change the Name ID mapping as per your requirement. Custom attributes of the user schema can also be used after creating them via Google Admin SDK APIs. The custom attributes for the user schema need to be created prior to setting up the NetSuite SAML application.  
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click Add new mapping and map the attribute value "Email" to Basic Information > Primary Email and the attribute value "account" to a custom attribute (the attribute value "account" contains the account ID corresponding to the NetSuite account).
  6. In the drop-down list, first select the Category and then choose a User attribute to map the attribute from the Google profile.
  7. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the NetSuite application
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Apps and then SAML Apps.

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

  3. Select NetSuite.
  4. At the top right of the gray box, click Edit Service Compose.

  5. To turn on or off a service for everyone in your organization, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save.

  6. To turn on or off a service only for users in an organizational unit:

    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. Select On or Off.
    3. To keep the service turned on or off even when the service is turned on or off for the parent organizational unit, click Override.
    4. If the organization's status is already Overridden, choose an option:
      • Inherit—Reverts to the same setting as its parent.
      • Save—Saves your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).

    Learn more about organizational structure.

  7. Ensure that your NetSuite user account email IDs match with those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Open https://your-domain-name.netsuite.com. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign in page.
  2. Enter your sign in credentials.
  3. After your sign in credentials are authenticated you are automatically redirected back to NetSuite.
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