Cisco Umbrella cloud application

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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 Cisco Umbrella

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Click Add at the bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Cisco Umbrella in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page, download the Metadata XML.
  6. Click Next.

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

  7. Click Next.
    The Service Provider Details page, shows the ACS URL and the Entity ID.
  8. Click Next & Finish.  
Step 2: Set up Cisco Umbrella as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window and sign in to Cisco Umbrella® as an administrator.
  2. Go to System Settings and then Login Security.
  3. In the Upload XML File field, upload the Metadata XML you downloaded in step 1.
  4. Click Next
Step 3: Enable the Cisco Umbrella app
  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 Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Select Cisco Umbrella.
  4. At the top right of the gray box, click Edit Service .

  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. (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 Cisco Umbrella user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that SSO is working
  1. Return to Cisco Umbrella and click Test Your SAML Configuration
  2. When the test completes successfully, click Save Configuration and Notify Users.
  3. Open an incognito browser window and go to your Cisco Umbrella instance.  
    You should be redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  4. Enter your username and password. 
    After your credentials are authenticated, you are redirected to Cisco Umbrella.


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