Hive 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 Hive

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

Step 1: Get Google identity provider (IdP) information
  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 Hive in the application list.
  5. On the Google IDP Information page:
    1. Copy and save the SSO URL and Entity ID.
    2. Download the IDP certificate.

Leave the Admin console open, you'll continue with the configuration wizard after performing the next step in the Hive application.

Step 2: Set up Hive as a SAML 2.0 service provider (SP)
  1. Open a new incognito browser window.
  2. Sign in to with your Hive administrator account.
  3. Click your user icon at top right and then Your workspace and then Auth.
  4. On the Auth page, copy and save your Workspace ID, a unique value you'll need when you finish configuring SSO in the Admin console in Step 3 below.
  5. Enter the the IdP information you copied in Step 1 in the following fields:
    • Identity Provider Issuer: Entity ID
    • Paste the contents of the IdP certificate into the Certificate text input area.
  6. Go to the Appearance tab,  then click Save changes.
Step 3: Finish SSO configuration in Admin console
  1. Return to the Admin console browser tab.
  2. In the SSO configuration wizard, click Next.

    The Basic information window shows the Application name and Description seen by users.

  3. Click Next.
  4. On the Service Provider Details page, edit the ACS URL, replacing {your-workspace-id} with the workspace id ID you copied from Hive in Step 2.
  5. Click Next.
  6. 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
    firstName Basic Information First Name
    lastName Basic Information Last Name
  7. Click Finish.
Step 4: Enable the Hive 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 Hive.
  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 Hive user account email IDs match those in your Google domain.
Step 5: Verify that the SSO is working
  1. Open
  2. Enter your email address and click Sign in with SSO. 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 Hive.

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