Saba 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 Saba

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Click Add at the bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Saba in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page, download the Metadata XML.  
  1. Click Next.
    The Basic information window shows the Application name and Description seen by users.
  1. Click Next.
  2. On the Service Provider Details page, edit the ACS URL and the Entity ID fields, replacing {subdomain} with your Saba® subdomain. 
    When Saba responds (see step 2), you will paste the SAML Relay State in to the Start URL field.
  1. Click Next & Finish.
Step 2: Set up Saba as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new support ticket with Saba to let them know you'd like to enable SAML on your account. 
    Include the Metadata you downloaded in step 1. 
  2. Ask them to give you the SAML Relay State.
  3. Repeat the procedures in step 1 as needed to access the Start URL field and paste in the SAML Relay State (see step 1). 

Saba lets you know when they enable SAML on their side.

Step 3: Enable the Saba app
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Appsand thenSAML apps.
  3. Select Saba.
  4. At the top right of the gray box, click Edit Service .

  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 Saba user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that SSO is working
  1. In a new incognito browser window, go to your Saba instance. 
    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 Saba.
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