Honey cloud application

You must be signed in as a super administrator for this task.

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 Honey

Before configuring SSO, ask Honey support to provide a unique ID for your organization. This is provided after registration. It takes one business day for setup.

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 thenSAML apps.
  3. Click the plus (+) icon at the bottom right. 
  4. Locate and click Honey in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page:
    • Copy and save the SSO URL.
    • Download the Certificate.
  6. Click Next.

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

  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Service Provider Details page, the ACS URL and Entity ID fields are automatically populated.
  9. Replace {uniqueid-provided-by-sp} with the unique ID for your organization provided by Honey. 
  10. On the Attribute Mapping page, set Select category and Select user field values as follows for the listed attributes:
Application attribute Select category Select user field
FirstName Basic Information First Name
LastName Basic Information Last Name
Job Title Employee Details Job Title
Department Employee Details Department
PhoneNumber Contact Information Phone Number
  1. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Honey as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to https://honey.is with your organization’s Honey administrator account.
  3. From the Honey home page, click the account settings icon on the bottom left and select Admin.
  4. Click Single Sign-On on the right.
  5. In the Remote Login URL field, paste the Google SSO URL, copied in step 1.
  6. In the Identity Provider Certificate field, copy and paste the entire content of the Google IdP Certificate, downloaded in Step 1.
  7. Turn On the Enable Single Sign-On option.
  8. Click Save Settings.
  9. Click the Domains tab at the top of the page.
  10. Click the lock icon against your organization’s domain and select Require SAML.
  11. (Optional) Create users in Honey:
    • Click Members.
    • Click Send An Invite.
    • Enter your Google user email address and click Add.
    • Open the Google user mailbox and accept the Honey invitation.
Step 3: Enable the Honey 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 Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Select Honey.
  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. 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 Honey user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

Honey supports both Identity Provider (IdP) initiated and Service Provider (SP) initiated SSO. Follow these steps to verify SSO in either mode:


  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 Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Select Honey.
  4. At the top left, click Test SAML login

    Honey 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.


  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open https://honey.is and attempt to sign in.
  3. Enter the Google email ID of the user who accepted the invitation from Honey and click Next. You should be redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  4. Enter your username and password.

After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you are redirected back to Honey.

If the user account authenticated by Google IdP does not already exist in Honey, you see an error. See step 2 to manually create a new user in Honey before verifying SSO.

Step 5: Set up auto-provisioning

As a super administrator, you can automatically provision users in the Honey application.


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