Adobe 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 Adobe

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

Step 1: Set up a directory on the Adobe Admin Console
  1. Sign in to your Adobe Admin Console.
  2. Under Settings and then Identity, click Create Directory.
  3. Name the directory and choose Federated ID as the authentication method.
  4. Select Google as the Identity Provider.
  5. Click Log in to Google and enter your Google credentials.
  6. Authorize Adobe to access your Google account.
  7. Confirm Google directory information.
  8. Select domains to sync.
  9. On the Configure Google page, click Go to Google Admin Console to open a new tab, then continue with the Google-side setup steps below. Leave the Configure Google tab open to access information you'll need during setup.
Step 2: 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 bottom right.
  4. Locate and click Adobe in the application list.
  5. On the Google IdP Information page, download the IDP metadata (Option 2).
  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, replace the default ACS URL and Entity ID with the values provided on the Configure Google page in the Adobe Admin Console.
  9. Click Finish.
Step 3: Complete the setup in the Adobe Admin Console
  1. Return to the browser tab where the Configure Google page is open in Adobe Admin console.
  2. Complete the Directory configuration by uploading the IDP metadata that you downloaded in Step 2.5 above. 
Step 4: Enable the Adobe 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 Adobe.
  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 Adobe user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Open https://www.adobe.com/login. Enter your email address. You should be automatically redirected to the Google sign-in page.
  2. Enter your Google username and password.

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

Step 6: Set up user provisioning
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