Cloudbees 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 Cloudbees

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

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 Cloudbees in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Cloudbees SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page, download the IDP metadata.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL and Entity ID as follows:
    1. ACS URL: Replace {base-url} with the login URL for your Cloudbees account (created during account setup). 
    2. Entity ID: Replace {entity-id} with a value of your choice (for example, a substring of your ACS URL). Copy and save this value, you'll need it when configuring SSO on the Cloudbees site in Step 2 below.
  9. Click Continue.
  10. On the Attribute Mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding Cloudbees attributes:
     
    Google directory attribute Cloudbees attribute
    Basic Information > Primary Email email
    Basic Information > Primary Email username
  11. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Cloudbees as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to Cloudbees with your administrator account.
  3. In the left menu click Manage Cloudbees.
  4. Click Configure Global Security.
  5. In Security Realm, select SAML 2.0 to enable SSO.
  6. In SAML Identity Provider Settings, enter or select the following information:
    • IdP Metadata: Paste the contents of the Idp metadata file you downloaded in Step 1 above.
    • (Optional) Click Validate IdP Metadata to validate the metadata.
    • Username Attribute: username
    • Email Attribute: email
    • Check the Advanced Configuration option.
    • SP Entity ID:  Paste the custom Entity ID value you saved in Step 1 above.
  7. Click Save.
Step 3: Enable the Cloudbees 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 Cloudbees.
  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 Cloudbees user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

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

    Cloudbees 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. Navigate to your Cloudbees instance. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  3. Enter your username and password.

After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you're automatically redirected back to Cloudbees.



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