Sumo Logic 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 Sumo Logic

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

Step 1: Get Google identity provider (IdP) information
  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. Click the plus (+) icon at bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Sumo Logic in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL.
    • Download the Certificate.

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

Step 2: Set up Sumo Logic as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to Sumo Logic with your organization's administrator account.
  3. From the Sumo Logic home page, click the Security tab, then the SAML tab.
  4. Enter the following information: 
    • Configuration Name: Enter a name of your choice.
    • Issuer: The Entity ID you copied in Step 1.
    • Authn Request URL: The SSO URL you copied in Step 1.
    • x.509 Certificate: The certificate you downloaded in Step 1.
  5. Check the SP initiated login checkbox, and enter a value in the Login Path field.

    Note: Save the Login Path value. This is appended to the Sumo Logic SSO sign in URL you use to verify SSO in Step 5 below.

  6. Click Save.
  7. Save the Authentication Request URL, which contains your Sumo Logic account ID. You'll need this URL when you finish configuration in the Admin console in the next step. 
Step 3: Finish SSO configuration in Admin console
  1. In the SSO configuration wizard, click Next.

    The Basic information window shows the Application name and Description seen by users.

  2. Click Next.
  3. On the Service Provider Details page, replace the default ACS URL with the Authentication Request URL you copied from Sumo Logic that contains your Sumo Logic account ID.
  4. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the Sumo Logic app
  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 Sumo Logic.
  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 Sumo Logic user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open https://service.us2.sumologic.com/sumo/saml/post/{login_path}, replacing {login_path} with the value you entered on the Sumo Logic SAML configuration page in Step 2 above, and attempt to sign in. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign in page.
  3. Enter your sign in credentials.
  4. After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you are automatically redirected back to Sumo Logic.
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