Meraki cloud application

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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 Meraki

Note: Before performing these steps, you need to create a new custom attribute in the Google Admin console called Role, which you’ll map to the role in Meraki.

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 Meraki in the search field.
  5. In the search results, hover over the Meraki SAML app and click Select.
  6. On the Google Identity Provider details page, copy the SHA-256 fingerprint.
  7. Click Continue.
  8. On the Service provider details page, edit the ACS URL, replacing {consumer-url-provided-by-sp} with the Meraki-provided Consumer URL
  9. On the Attribute Mapping page, click the Select field menu and map the following Google directory attributes to their corresponding Meraki attributes:
     
    Google directory attribute Meraki attribute
    Basic Information > First Name username
    Role > Role in Meraki role
  10. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Meraki as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to https://meraki.cisco.com with your organization’s Meraki administrator account.
  3. Go to Organization and then Settings.
  4. Under SAML Configuration from the SAML SSO list, select SAML SSO enabled.
  5. In the X.509 cert SHA1 fingerprint field, enter the SHA-256 certificate fingerprint you copied in Step 1 above.
  6. Click Save Changes.
Step 3: Enable the Meraki 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 Meraki.
  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 Meraki user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working

Note: Meraki only supports IdP initiated SSO. You can’t use SSO if you sign in directly to Meraki.

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

    Meraki 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.

You should be automatically redirected to your Meraki account.



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