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Google Workspace Single Sign-On Enterprise integration

Automatically provision DatoCMS users using your centralized Google Workspace


  • Single Sign-On is only available for Enterprise plans.

Configuration Steps

Enter your Google Admin console (at admin.google.com), go to Apps > Web and mobile apps and click Add App > Add custom SAML app.

Name your application DatoCMS and click the Continue button:

Download the IdP metadata by clicking on the Download Metadata button (we'll need this later), and click Continue:

Fill in some fields using the information present in the Settings > Single Sign-On > Settings section of your DatoCMS project:

  • ACS URL: Copy the value of the "Assertion Consumer Service (ACS) URL" field

  • Entity ID: Copy the value of the "Service Provider Metadata URL / Entity ID" field

  • Name ID format: EMAIL

You can leave the rest of the settings as they are, and then click Continue:

In the next section, copy the following mappings:

  • First name: firstName

  • Last name: lastName

If you want to also activate group mapping, then select the groups you want to pass in the SAML assertion, and specify datocmsGroups as App attribute:

Click Finish, then activate the App by clicking on User Access, and selecting ON for everyone:

Open the IdP metadata file that we previously downloaded on any text editor.

Now, return on the Settings > Single Sign-On > Settings section of your DatoCMS project, select By passing the metadata XML, and paste the complete content of the file in the Identity Provider Metadata XML field:

Make sure to also specify the default role collaborators will be assigned to (learn more about this field in the "Mapping groups to DatoCMS roles" section below):

Press the Save settings button in DatoCMS.

Mapping groups to DatoCMS roles

When a user logs in using SSO, the groups it belongs to will appear in the Settings > Single Sign-On > Groups section in DatoCMS.

In this section you can assign a specific DatoCMS role to each group:

Once configured, the following rules will apply:

  • The group's role will be applied to to every user belonging to it;

  • In case a user belongs to multiple groups, the first group in the list will be the one to win. You reorder groups with drag & drop to customize their priorities;

In case a user does not belong to any group, the default role specified in the SSO Settings will be used:

Support and Troubleshooting

For any issues, please contact our support to get customized help.

Google Workspace Single Sign-On
Sign in your users using Google Workspace
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