Digicert 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 Digicert

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 Add "" at the bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Digicert in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page, download the IDP Metadata.
  6. Click Next.
    The Basic information window shows the Application name and Description seen by users.
  7. Click Next.
    The default Name ID is the primary email.
  8. Leave the Name ID Format as Unspecified.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Map the unique Federation Name you chose in the Digicert SAML setup as the attribute value to a custom attribute named organization. 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
    common_name Basic Information First Name
    email Basic Information Primary Email
    organization    
  11. When the custom attribute is set up on the Attribute Mapping page, repeat step 10 to map to the other attributes.
  12. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Digicert as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Log in to Digicert as an admin, and go to Settings and then Single Sign-On.
  2. Click Edit Federation Settings.
  3. Select XML Metadata and upload the IDP Metadata from Google.
  4. Make sure the NameID option is selected for how the user will be identified.
  5. Choose a unique name for the Federation.
    This will be a required attribute in Google.
  6. Click Save & Finish.
  7. Copy the SP Initiated Custom SSO URL and paste it in to the Start URL field in Google.
  8. Save it in Google.
Step 3: Enable the Digicert cloud 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 Digicert cloud.
  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 Digicert cloud user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that SSO is working

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

IdP-initiated

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

    Digicert 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.

SP-initiated

  1. Go to your Digicert site and try to log in. 
    You should be redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  2. Enter your username and password.
    After your credentials are authenticated, you are redirected to Digicert.
    When you log in for the first time, you'll be asked to confirm your IDP login. 
  3. Click Yes to complete the process.

If the user account authenticated by Google IdP does not already exist in Digicert cloud, a new account is automatically provisioned by Digicert cloud for the signed-in user.


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