SAML Integration With Google | SAML - Zoho Accounts

Accessing Zoho via Google using SAML

You can use Google as an identity provider (IdP) to access Zoho applications. Google IdP is a user management platform for Google Apps and services.
  1. Sign in as an administrator to your Google Admin Console.
  2. Click Apps in the left menu, then click Web and mobile apps.
  3. Click Add App, then click Add custom SAML app.
  4. Enter a name for the app, then click Continue. Add an app icon, if needed.
  5. Copy and save the SSO URL and the Certificate.
  6. Sign in to your Zoho account at
  7. Configure SAML in your Zoho account using the SSO URL and the Certificate downloaded from Google.
    1. Paste the copied SSO URL in the Sign-in URL field.
    2. Paste the Certificate in the X.509 Certificate field.
  8. Once you have configured SAML in Zoho Accounts, download the metadata file and open it using your browser.
  9. From the metadata file, copy the Entity ID and ACS URL.
  10. Return to your Google Admin Console and click Continue.
  11. Paste the Entity ID and the ACS URL in their relevant fields.
  12. Click Continue. You can configure attribute mapping next, if needed.
  13. Click Finish.

If you encounter any error while signing in using SAML, refer to our troubleshooting guide.

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