Shared GMail account with SAML


SAML is a protocol which securely provides an identity. Using an identity provider which supports SAML, you can setup Single Sign On. However, if you have multiple people sharing a GMail account, things get a little tricky. Here’s how you can set that up for Okta, which is one such identity provider.

Application: Template SAML 2.0


Post Back URL<domain>/acs
Name ID Format EmailAddress
Audience Restriction
authnContextClassRef PasswordProtectedTransport
Response Signed
Assertion Signed
Request Compressed
Default Relay State<domain>

Sign On:

SAML Issuer ID<domain>
Default username format Custom – <SharedEmail>

When you assign this application to someone, make sure that the SharedEmail is filled in as the username

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