You can use Single Sign-On (SSO) to sign in to your OVHcloud account. To enable these connections, your account and Google Workspace accounts have to be using SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) authentication.
This guide explains how to associate your OVHcloud account with an external Google Workspace service.
- Being an administrator of a Google Workspace service
- An OVHcloud account
- Access to the OVHcloud Control Panel
Registering OVHcloud into Google Workspace
Your Google Workspace acts as an identity provider. Requests to authenticate your OVHcloud account will only be accepted if you have first declared it as a trusted third party.
This means that it must be added as Web and mobile apps.
Log in to the Google Workspace administration interface with your administrator account.
Web and mobile apps.
Add app then
Add custom SAML app.
In the App details step, add a name for this interconnection, "OVHcloud" for example. Click
In the Google Identity Provider details step, download the metadata file by clicking
Download metadata then click
In the Service provider details step, complete the
ACS URL and
Entity ID fields with the following information:
- ACS URL:
- Entity ID:
In the Attribute mapping step, add the following mapping:
- First Name: Name
- Last Name: Surname
- Primary email: E-mail Address
Enable access to this application by clicking
OFF for everyone in the "User access" section.
ON for everyone then the
Your Google Workspace service now trusts OVHcloud as a service provider. The next step is to ensure that the OVHcloud account trusts your Google Workspace as an identity provider.
Registering Google Workspace into the OVHcloud account and configuring the connection
To add Google workspace as a trusted identity provider, you need to provide the identity provider metadata in the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Once logged in, click your profile at the top right.
Click on your name to access your profile management page.
User Management tab.
SSO connection button.
Fill in the XML metadata of your Google Workspace service. Enter
Group in the Group attribute name box. Click
Now you need to retrieve your Google Workspace as identity provider, as well as default groups.
For more information, click on the link under SSO Service URL.
... button allows you to update or delete the SSO, and view its details.
Your Google Workspace is now considered a trusted identity provider. However, you still need to add groups to your OVHcloud account.
Not in valid groupserror message.
That is because your OVHcloud account checks whether the authenticating user belongs to an existing group on the account.
To resolve this, authorize the groups that will be transmitted from Google Workspace to OVHcloud. These groups are the same as those used to categorize your users.
To do this, log on to the Google Workspace administration interface with your administrator account.
Web and mobile apps.
Click on the line for the application you added in the previous step.
SAML attribute mapping to edit the mapping of information shared between Google Workspace and OVHcloud.
In the Group membership (optional) section, add any groups that you want to allow to connect to OVHcloud. In the App attribute field, enter
You must then assign roles to these user groups at OVHcloud. Otherwise, your OVHcloud account does not know what the user is allowed to do and, by default, no rights are assigned.
From the OVHcloud Control Panel, add a group by clicking the
Declare a group button and filling in the fields:
- Group name: Group name within Google Workspace
- Role: Level of rights granted to this group
You can then verify that the group is added to your OVHcloud account in the Groups section:
When you later log in with a user from the Intern group, your OVHcloud account will recognize that the user has the role "UNPRIVILEGED" specified by his group.
You will then be able to log out of your account and log back in with your Google Workspace as an identity provider.
Connecting via SSO
On the OVHcloud login page, enter your login followed by /idp without a password and click the
You are then redirected to your Google Workspace login page. Enter the login and password for a user of your Google Workspace, then click the
Sign in button.
You are now logged in with the same customer ID, but through your Google Workspace user.