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Google Workspace Directory Integration of miniOrange
miniOrange helps to synchronize users using Google Workspace Active Directory Integration and lets you take complete control over application access, user provision and deprovision in real time and you can also add second factor authentication. Our Identity and access management system is rooted in Google Workspace which provides an identity for authentication.

Google Workspace Directory Integration

Google Workspace (formely known as G Suite) is a very popular application which is used for making corporate groups for important discussions or meetings in a company. Google has a number of features that makes it important for departments, teams and special-interest groups to manage their own group memberships and participate in online discussions. There is the admin console in Google Workspace which supports mapping of the user when Google Workspace is set up for Single Sign-On (SSO).

In Google Workspace individual can be easily mapped but when group mapping is concerned, some restrictions are imposed. these restrictions are listed below:

Directory Integration will automate a one time sync from Google Workspace to miniOrange even if the changes are made in the miniorange then it will get mapped with the Google Workspace automatically.

miniOrange with Directory Integration of Google Workspace

With miniOrange Directory Integration, you can take complete control over application access, user provision and deprovision in real time and you can also add second factor authentication. Our Identity and access management system is rooted in Google Workspace which provides an identity for authentication. Google Workspace end-users will enjoy miniOrange single sign-on across desktop, web, mobile, two-factor authentication as well as the approval of applications.

Directory is a specialized database that is specially made for storage of the users and the other attributes. Directories typically store data that does not change often such as employee information, user policies, and group membership on the office network. Using Directory Integration, it will automatically import the user accounts from Google Workspace into miniOrange, so you don't have to import them by manually. Users can synchronize with Google Workspace in real time so that any changes in roles, groups are reflected directly into Google Workspace. It will continuously monitor Google Workspace for new or updated users and instantly creating/updating those users in miniOrange.

Select Google if you want to continue to use Google Workspace as your directory and authentication source. In this case, your users passwords will be managed by Google Workspace, and miniOrange authenticates users against their Google Workspace credentials. It will keep miniOrange updated whenever users are added or updated in Google Workspace. New users are passed to miniOrange in the real-time after authentication using Google Workspace credentials. Also, Google Workspace gets updated whenever users are added or updated in miniOrange.

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Follow the Step-by-Step Guide given below for Google Workspace Directory Integration

Step 1: Setup Google Workspace as IDP in miniOrange

  • Log in to Your miniOrange Console and navigate to Identity Providers > Add Identity Provider > SAML
  • Google Workspace directory integration Adding IDP

    Google Workspace directory integration Adding IDP Information

  • Go to https://admin.google.com and login to your Google Workspace Administrator account.
  • On the Admin Home, Click on Apps.
  • Google Workspace directory integration select apps

  • In the App Settings, select SAML apps.
  • Google Workspace directory integration select saml apps

  • Click on the Add App button on the top left.
  • Google Workspace directory integration add apps

  • Choose Add custom SAML app from the dropdown list.
  • Google Workspace directory integration custom saml app

  • Enter a suitable name; for example, miniOrange, and press continue.
  • Google Workspace directory integration app details

  • Download the IDP metadata or keep handy the Entity ID and SSO URL it will be required by the miniOrange.
  • Fill the details on the miniOrange IdP screen by adding the following data from Google Workspace Metadata.
  • Google Workspace directory integration saml app details

    IDP Display Name Google Workspace (G Suite)
    IDP Identifier Google Workspace (Google Apps)
    IDP Entity Id IDP Entity ID
    SAML SSO Login URL Identity Provider SSO URL
    X.509 Certificate>X.509 Certificate
  • Click on Save. You have now set up Google Workspace as a SAML IdP in miniOrange.

Step 2: Steps to setup miniOrange as SP in Google Workspace (G-Suite)

  • On the Google Workspace Metadata page, click on continue.
  • Google Workspace directory integration Google Metadata information

  • In the miniOrange IdP dashboard, navigate to Identity Providers and click on Select near your recently configured GSuite IdP entry, and click on Metadata.
  • Google Workspace directory integration edit Metadata

  • Click on Show Metadata Details under the FOR SP - INITIATED SSO section, and copy the relevant details.
  • Google Workspace directory integration show-metadata

  • Enter the ACS URL and the Entity ID in the GSuite dashboard; select EMAIL under the NameID format section and click on continue.
  • Google Workspace directory integration Google Dashboard Information

Step 3: Steps to map Google Workspace user attributes with miniOrange

  • You can skip this step if you don’t want to configure attribute mapping between GSuite and miniOrange.
  • Add the attribute mapping as required, and click on Finish. The attributes selected will be available to miniOrange using the names that you configure here.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration Add Custom Mapping
  • If you want to send Google Workspace attributes to your configured applications, go to Identity Providers, and edit your recently configured GSuite IdP entry.
  • Enable the Send Configured Attributes option, and enter the appropriate attribute names to be sent to your configured applications. Click Save to update your IdP settings.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration IDP settings

  • You can check if the attributes are being mapped correctly by navigating to Identity Providers, clicking the Select dropdown next to your configured GSuite IdP, and clicking on Test Connection.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration test connection

  • After doing the configurations try Test Configuration in miniOrange you will see the Test Successful Window with all the configurations.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration Successful

  • Now try to sign in with the user which is not in miniOrange. The user will get automatically updated in the users list in miniOrange.You can see the user list in miniOrange>Users. (The red symbol indicates the user is not from miniOrange.)
  • Google Workspace directory integration Users

Step 4: Importing Users

  • Import Google Apps users in miniorange Directory. Navigate to Users -> User Sync/Provisioning Section.

  •  Google Workspace directory integration Dashboard

  • Select Google Apps from the dropdown list.
  •  Google Workspaces directory integration  Setup Users

  • Enter Google administrator email to verify your identity once and click on verify credentials.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration Select Account

  • Login with your Google Admin Account.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration Login

  • Once logged in successfully, click on Allow button to authorize miniorange to view and manage the provisioning of users on your domain.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration Allow Access

  • Once your Google Apps domain identity is verified. We can import users from Google Workspace.
  •  Google Workspaces directory integration Credentials Verified

  • Now, Enable Import Users and save provisioning settings for Google Workspace (google apps).
  •  Google Workspace directory integration

  • Go to Import Users Tab and select Google Apps from the dropdown. Click on Import to create users in miniorange.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration Import Users

  • Once the import is done. You can view these users in Users->User List.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration Send Activation to all

  • Once imported Send invitation emails to users with link to reset their Google Workspace account password once.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration New User Activation

  • When user reset their password, the password gets synced in Google Workspace account. When a user clicks on the password reset link from the invitation email. He will see a page like this to Reset the google password.
  •  Google Workspace directory integration Reset Password

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