Cloudbees 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 Cloudbees

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

Step 1: Set up Google as a SAML identity provider (IdP)
  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 Apps and then SAML Apps.

    To see Apps on the Home page, you might have to click More controls at the bottom. 

  3. Click Add Add at the bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Cloudbees 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.
  8. On the Service Provider Details page, edit the ACS URL and Entity ID as follows:
    1. ACS URL: Replace {base-url} with the login URL for your Cloudbees account (created during account setup). 
    2. Entity ID: Replace {entity-id} with a value of your choice (for example, a substring of your ACS URL). Copy and save this value, you'll need it when configuring SSO on the Cloudbees site in Step 2 below.
  9. Click Next.
  10. On the Attribute Mapping page, set the Select category and Select user field values as follows for the listed attributes:
     
    Application attribute Select category Select user field
    email Basic Information Primary Email
    username Basic Information Primary Email
  11. Click Finish.
Step 2: Set up Cloudbees as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to Cloudbees with your administrator account.
  3. In the left menu click Manage Cloudbees.
  4. Click Configure Global Security.
  5. In Security Realm, select SAML 2.0 to enable SSO.
  6. In SAML Identity Provider Settings, enter or select the following information:
    • IdP Metadata: Paste the contents of the Idp metadata file you downloaded in Step 1 above.
    • (Optional) Click Validate IdP Metadata to validate the metadata.
    • Username Attribute: username
    • Email Attribute: email
    • Check the Advanced Configuration option.
    • SP Entity ID:  Paste the custom Entity ID value you saved in Step 1 above.
  7. Click Save.
Step 3: Enable the Cloudbees 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 Apps and then SAML Apps.

    To see Apps on the Home page, you might have to click More controls at the bottom. 

  3. Select Cloudbees.
  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. Ensure that your Cloudbees user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 4: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Navigate to your Cloudbees instance. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  3. Enter your username and password.

After your sign in credentials are authenticated, you're automatically redirected back to Cloudbees.

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