ServiceNow 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 via single sign-on.

Set up SSO via SAML for ServiceNow

Here's how to set up single sign-on via SAML for the ServiceNow® application.

Step 1: Set up ServiceNow as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  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 ServiceNow​ in the application list.
  5. Click the Download button to download the Google IdP metadata and the X.509 Certificate.
  6. In a new browser tab, sign into your ServiceNow account.
  7. Choose a domain name, entering it in the subdomain box.
  8. Paste the value for ServiceNow Login URL that you have copied (https://www.service-now.com/SAMLRedirector/ClientSAMLLogin.aspx) into the ACS URL field.
  9. Set up the authnRequest URL.
  10. Set up the SingleLogout Request URL.
  11. Filling in the Logout URL field is optional. You can leave it empty. 
  12. Generate the SHA-1 fingerprint from the Google X.509 certificate you downloaded in Step 3.
  13. Click Save and proceed to the next section to set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP).
Step 2: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP)
  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 ServiceNow​ in the application list. The values on the Google IDP Information page automatically populate.
  5. There are two ways to collect the service provider Setup information:

    You can copy the Entity ID and the Single Sign-On URL field values and download the X.509 Certificate, paste them into the appropriate service provider Setup fields, and then click Next
    or
    You can download the IDP metadata, upload it into the appropriate service provider Setup fields, and then  come back to the admin console and click Next.
  6. In the Basic application information window, the Application name and Description values automatically populate.
  7. Click Next.
Step 3: Enter service provider details in Google Admin console
  1. In the Service Provider Details section, enter the following URLs into the Entity IDACS URL, and Start URL fields:
            ACS URL: https://your-environment.service-now.com/navpage.do
            Entity ID: https://your-environment.service-now.com
            Start URL: <Empty>
  2. Leave Signed Response unchecked.
    When the Signed Response checkbox is unchecked, only the assertion is signed. When the Signed Response checkbox is checked, the entire response is signed.
  3. The default Name ID is the primary email. Multi-value input is not supported. You can change the Name ID mapping as per your requirement. Custom attributes of the user schema can also be used after creating them via Google Admin SDK APIs. The custom attributes for the user schema need to be created prior to setting up the ServiceNow SAML application. 
  4. Click Next.
  5. (Optional) Click Add new mapping and enter a new name for the attribute you want to map.
  6. In the drop-down list, first select the Category and then choose a User attribute to map the attribute from the Google profile.
  7. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the ServiceNow 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 ServiceNow.
  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.

    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.

  6. Ensure that your ServiceNow user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working 
  1. Open https://your-domain-name.service-now.com and attempt to sign in with the Google email ID of the user. You should be redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  2. Enter your username and password.

After your credentials are authenticated, you are redirected back to ServiceNow.

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