KnowBe4 cloud application

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

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

Set up SSO via SAML for KnowBe4

Before you begin

Before configuring SSO, KnowBe4 provides an account ID for your organization. This is provided by KnowBe4 support after registration. You also need to provide them with the IDP Certificate fingerprint, generated from the downloaded certificate, and the SSO URL you retrieve in step 1.
Step 1: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP)
  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 KnowBe4 in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the KnowBe4 SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL.
    • Download the Certificate.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL and Start URL, replacing {your-account-id} with the account ID provided by KnowBe4. 
  9. Click Continue.
  10. On the Attribute Mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding KnowBe4 attributes:
Google directory attribute KnowBe4 attribute
Basic Information > First Name name_id
  1. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up KnowBe4 as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)

SAML setup in KnowBe4 is done via email to their Support. See Before you begin.

Step 3: Enable the KnowBe4 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 KnowBe4.
  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 KnowBe4 user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

KnowBe4 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 KnowBe4.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    KnowBe4 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. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open https://training.knowbe4.com/auth/saml/{your-account-id}, replacing {your-account-id} with the one received from KnowBe4 support. You should be redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  3. Enter your username and password.

After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you are redirected back to KnowBe4.



Google, Google Workspace, and related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC. All other company and product names are trademarks of the companies with which they are associated.
Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?

Need more help?

Sign in for additional support options to quickly solve your issue