What is federated sign-in? | FAQ - Zoho Accounts

What is federated sign-in?

Federated Sign-in allows you to access your Zoho account using third-party services. Via federated sign-in, you can:
  1. Use a third-party service to create your Zoho acount
  2. Use a third-party service as the only mode to sign in to your account (which allows you to not create a password at all)
  3. Use a third-party service as an alternate sign-in mode along with other sign-in modes
Note: If your organization's policy has restrictions on federated sign-in, you won't be allowed to link your third party account with your Zoho account.

The third party services supported by Zoho for federated sign-in for various Datcenters are:

Datacenter / Service
United States
(.com)
Europe
(.eu)
Australia
(.com.au)
India
(.in)
China
(.com.cn)
Google
Y
Y
Y
Y


Microsoft
Y
Y
Y
Y


LinkedI n
Y
Y
Y
Y


Facebook
Y
Y
Y
Y


Twitter
Y
Y
Y
Y


Slack
Y

Y



Apple
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Yahoo
Y





QQ




Y

Wechat




Y

Weibo




Y

Baidu




Y


How to sign in via federated sign-in?

  1. Go to the Zoho Accounts sign-in page.
  2. Click your preferred service under Sign in using. If your service is not listed, click More  .

  3. If you are already signed in to your service in the browser, you will be signed in to Zoho directly. If not, you will be redirected to your service to enter your credentials.
Note: If this is the first time you are signing in to Zoho, you will be redirected to the sign-up page. Enter the required details, then click Continue to create your account in Zoho.

Why am I shown the error "Your organization does not allow federated sign-in"?

When you try to sign in via federated sign-in, you might be shown an error "Your organization does not allow federated sign-in". This might be due to one of the following reasons:
  1. Your administrator may have enabled SAML-based SSO for your organization. If that's the case, see how to sign-in using SAML.
  2. Your administrator may have enforced restriction for using federated sign-in as a sign-in mode. If that's the case, sign in to your account with your password.
For any clarification, contact your organization administrator.

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