Greenhouse cloud application

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 Greenhouse

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

Step 1: Get Google identity provider (IdP) information
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Click Add appand thenSearch for apps.
  4. Enter Greenhouse in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Greenhouse SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page, download the IDP metadata file.

Leave the Admin console open, you'll continue with the configuration wizard after performing the next step in Greenhouse.

Step 2: Set up Greenhouse as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to Greenhouse with your administrator account.
  3. Click Configure Tools and setting menu icon [Gear]at top right.
  4. Navigate to Dev Centerand thenSingle Sign-On.
  5. On the Single Sign-On page, click Begin Configuration.

    Greenhouse automatically populates the SSO Assertion Consumer URL field.

  6. Copy and save the SSO Assertion Consumer URL to provide to Google in Step 3 below.
  7. Click Choose File and upload the IDP metadata file you downloaded from Google in Step 1 above.
  8. Change the Entity ID to greenhouse.io (with no https:// prefix).

For more information, see Greenhouse SSO Configuration.

Step 3: Finish SSO configuration in Admin console
  1. Return to the Admin console browser tab.
  2. On the Google Identity Provider details page, click Continue.
  3. On the Service provider details page, enter the following information:
    1. ACS URL: The URL you copied from Greenhouse in Step 2 above.
    2. Entity ID: greenhouse.io

      Note: If you have a custom subdomain, enter your-domain-name.greenhouse.io.

  4. Click Continue.
  5. On the Attribute mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding Greenhouse attributes:
     
    Google directory attribute Greenhouse attribute
    Basic Information > First Name User.FirstName
    Basic Information > Last Name User.LastName
  6. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the Greenhouse app
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select Greenhouse.
  4. Click User access.
  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. (Optional) To turn a service on or off for an organizational unit:

    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. Select On or Off.
    3. Click Override to keep your setting if the service for the parent organizational unit is changed.
    4. If Overridden is already set for the organizational unit, 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. (Optional) Turn on the service for a group of users.
    Use access groups to turn on a service for specific users within or across your organizational units. Learn more

  8. Ensure that your Greenhouse user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working

Greenhouse supports both Identity Provider (IdP) initiated and Service Provider (SP) initiated SSO. Follow these steps to verify SSO in either mode:

IdP-initiated

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenWeb and mobile apps.
  3. Select Greenhouse.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Greenhouse should open in a separate tab. If it doesn’t, use the information in the resulting SAML error messages to update your IdP and SP settings as needed, then retest SAML login.

SP-initiated

  1. Open https://your-domain-name.greenhouse.io. 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 will be automatically redirected back to Greenhouse.
 


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