Automox 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 Automox

Here's how to set up Single Sign-On (SSO) via SAML for the Automox® 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 Add Add at the bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Automox in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page:
    1. Copy and save the SSO URL.
    2. Copy and save the Entity ID.
    3. Download the Certificate.

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

Step 2: Set up Automox as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new browser tab.
  2. Sign in to Automox with your administrator account.
  3. Navigate to Settings and then Security.
  4. In the SAML section, click Enable.
  5. On the Setup SAML screen, copy and save the Automox ACS URL and Automox Entity ID. You’ll need these values when you return to the Admin console in Step 3 to complete SSO setup.
  6. Enter the following information in the Setup SAML entry fields:
    • Entity ID: the Entity ID copied in Step 1.
    • x509: the contents of the certificate downloaded in Step 1.
    • Login URL: the SSO URL copied in Step 1.
  7. (Optional) Check the Provision New Users option to automatically create a new Automox account when authorized users attempt to sign in.
  8. Click Save.
Step 3: Finish SSO configuration in Admin console
  1. Return to the Admin console browser tab.
  2. In the SSO configuration wizard, click Next.

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

  3. Click Next.
  4. On the Service Provider Details page, replace the default ACS URL and Entity ID values with the ACS URL and Entity ID values you copied from Automox in Step 2.
  5. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the Automox 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 Automox.
  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 Automox user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Navigate to your Automox 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 Automox.

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