Single Sign-On (SSO) with Google's G-Suite

SmartDraw let's you provision your users using SSO through Google's G-Suite. This page will guide you through setting that up.

Add A Custom SAML App in the Google Admin Console

First, we need to configure a new SAML app in your G-Suite admin console and download the Identity Provider Metadata to make configuring SmartDraw SSO easier.

  1. Go to Google Admin Console website (admin.google.com) and sign-in with G-Suite admin credentials.
  2. Go to home page (Main menu -> Home) and click Apps.
  3. Select "SAML apps" option, and then click "+" sign.
  4. Click "SETUP MY OWN CUSTOM APP" at the bottom of the page. You'll go through a series of steps which should mostly be self-explanatory.
  5. At the "Service Provider Details" section, enter the following information:
    • ACS URL: https://cloud.smartdraw.com/sso/saml/login/[your-G-Suite-primary-domain]
      • For example: https://cloud.smartdraw.com/sso/saml/login/slateresearch.com
    • Entity ID: https://www.smartdraw.com/
    • Click "NEXT".
Add A Custom SAML App in the Google Admin Console

Setting Up SmartDraw License for SSO

To complete the SSO configuration, we need to connect the entity URL and IDP data from Google to your SmartDraw license.

  1. Login to your account at https://www.smartdraw.com/myaccount
  2. Click on Licenses and Subscriptions.
  3. Click on the license key you want to set up SSO for.
  4. From the Identity Management section click on "Single Sign-On."
Login into your SmartDraw Account

Filling in the SSO Form

Use the following details to complete the SSO configuration in your SmartDraw account.

  • Your Domain: G-Suite client's domain
  • Your SP Initiated Login URL will be:
    • ACS URL: https://www.smartdraw.com/sso/saml/login/[your-G-Suite-primary-domain]
      • For example: https://www.smartdraw.com/sso/saml/login/slateresearch.com
  • Security Groups to Allow SmartDraw Access: Everyone
  • Your SAML Issuer URL: Entity URL from custom SAML app configured in section 1
  • Your SAML MetaData: copy and paste IDP metadata

Click "SAVE CONFIGURATION" to complete the SSO configuration.

Configure SSO

Testing Your Setup

From Google G-Suite Admin Console

  1. From Google G-Suite admin console home page, click "Apps" and "SAML apps".
  2. Click custom app "SmartDraw" created earlier.
  3. Click "Launch this app" icon on the top right corner and the SmartDraw website will be loaded.
Test Google SSO from the Admin Console

From a Web Browser

  1. Open your web browser and enter your SSO URL. This will be: https://www.smartdraw.com/sso/saml/login/[g-suite-domain]
  2. Enter your Google login information
Test Google SSO from a web browser

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