SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication 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 SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication 

Here's how to set up Single Sign-On (SSO) via SAML for the SAP® Cloud Platform Identity Authentication application.

Step 1: Set up SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication 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

  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. Copy the SSO URL and the Entity ID (Issuer ID). 
  5. In a new browser tab, sign in to your production SAP tenant account.
  6. Go to
  7. Go to Identity Providers > Corporate Identity Providers.
  8. Click +Plus to add the Google Identity Provider.
  9. Go to SAML 2.0 Configuration.
  10. Upload the Google IdP metadata and the X.509 Certificate required for SSO setup you downloaded in Step 3.
  11. Save the changes.
  12. Go to Applications & Resources > Tenant Settings > SAML 2.0 Configuration.
  13. Copy the ACS URL and download the SP tenant metadata.
  14. Sign in to the SAP Cloud Platform using your account.
  15. Go to Security > Trust.
  16. Under the Local Service Provider tab, switch to edit mode.
  17. Change the Configuration Type to Custom.
  18. Click Save.
  19. Click Get Metadata to download the SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication account metadata.
  20. Go to the Application Identity Provider tab.
  21. Click Add Trusted Identity Provider.
  22. Upload the metadata of your Identity Authentication tenant you downloaded in Step 13.
  23. Go to tenant account
  24. Click the Add button to register your application.
  25. Go to Authenticating Identity Provider and make sure you’ve selected Google as your IdP.
  26. Go to SAML 2.0 Configuration.
  27. Upload the SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication account metadata you downloaded in Step 19.
  28. Deploy your own application in the SAP Cloud. Learn more.
  29. 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 Admin console as a super administrator.
  2. Click Apps SAML apps.
  3. Click the plus (+) icon in the bottom corner.
  4. Select the SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication item from the list. The values on the Google IDP Information page automatically populate.
  5. In the Basic application information window, the Application name and Description values automatically populate. 
  6. Click Next.
Step 3: Enter service provider details in Google Admin console
  1. In the Service Provider Details section, enter the following URLs into the Entity IDACS URL, and Start URL fields:
            ACS URL:
            Entity ID:
            Start URL: None
  2. Uncheck Signed Response.
    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.
  4. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication app
  1. Sign in to your Admin console.
  2. Go to Apps SAML apps.
  3. Select SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication.
  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 SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Start your application using the URL which you got after deploying the application in the SAP Cloud.
  2. Enter your sign in credentials.
  3. After your sign in credentials are authenticated you will be automatically redirected back to your application.
Step 6: Set up user provisioning

As a super administrator, you can automatically provision users in the SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication application.

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