Workplace by Facebook 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 Workplace by Facebook

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

Step 1: Get Google identity provider (IdP) information

  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 Add at the bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Workplace by Facebook​ in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page, under Option 1, do the following:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL and Entity ID.
    • Download the Certificate.

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

Step 2: Set up Workplace by Facebook as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. In a new browser tab, sign into your Workplace by Facebook application as an administrator.
  2. Go to Admin Panel and then Security and then Authentication.
  3. Click the SAML SSO checkbox.
  4. Enter the following information you copied from the Admin console in Step 1 above:
    • SAML Issuer ID:  Entity ID.
    • SAML certificate: Open the Google X.509 certificate you downloaded in Step 1 and paste it into the field.
  5. Copy the Audience URL and ACS URL. You'll need these URLs when you finish configuration in the Admin console in the next step.

Leave Workplace by Facebook open, you'll return here to test your SSO setup after finishing configuration in the Admin console.

Step 3: Finish SSO configuration in Admin console
  1. Go back to the browser window with the Google Admin console.
  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, enter the following values:
    • ACS URL:  the ACS URL you copied from Workplace.
    • Entity ID:  the Audience URL you copied from Workplace.
    • Start URL:  the root URL section of the ACS URL copied from Workplace. Note: The root URL is the section between the "://" and the next slash, for example {yoursubdomain}
  5. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the Workplace by Facebook app
  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. Select Workplace by Facebook.
  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. (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 Workplace by Facebook user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Go back to the Workplace by Facebook browser window.
  2. On the SSO settings page, click the green Test SSO button. 
  3. Sign in with the same email address that's currently signed in to Workplace.
  4. After a successful test, save your changes.
Step 6: Set up user provisioning for Workplace by Facebook
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