G Suite (Google)

This guide explains how to configure your G Suite service as a SAML SSO identity provider (IDP) for use with the Pulumi Cloud Console.

Creating the SAML Application

  1. In the administrator console for your G Suite domain, open the flyout menu in the upper-left corner and choose Apps > SAML Apps.

    The G Suite console

  2. Click the + symbol in the lower-right corner to create a new SAML application.

    Create a new SAML app

  3. In the first step, click Set Up My Own Custom App.

    Step 1: Set up a custom app

  4. Next, choose Option 2: Download IDP Metadata to download an XML document that identifies and describes your G Suite domain as a SAML identity provider. We’ll use this document later to complete the process of configuring your Pulumi organization. For now, note the location of the downloaded file, then click Next to continue.

    Step 2: Download IDP metadata

  5. Give your SAML application a name such as Pulumi Cloud Console and an optional description and logo, then click Next.

    Step 3: Name the application

  6. In step 4, for the required ACS URL and Entity ID fields, enter the fully-qualified URLs of the acs and metadata endpoints of the Pulumi API, adjusted for your Pulumi organization name. For example, if your Pulumi organization were acmecorp, those values would be:

    • ACS URL: https://api.pulumi.com/login/acmecorp/sso/saml/acs
    • Entity ID: https://api.pulumi.com/login/acmecorp/sso/saml/metadata
    • Start URL: https://api.pulumi.com/login/acmecorp/sso
    • Name ID Format: EMAIL or PERSISTENT

    Step 4: Provide ACS and metadata URLs

IMPORTANT: Do not change the value of Name ID Format value once your users have started using Pulumi; not even switching its value between Email or Persistent.

Leave the other fields as their default values, then click Next.

  1. The final step, attribute mapping, is optional, but you may wish to use it to specify proper first and last names for your Pulumi users, based on their Google account profiles. The Pulumi service expects to receive these fields as as firstName and lastName, respectively.

    Add them if you like, then click Finish and OK to confirm.

    Step 5: Map optional attributes

  2. Finally, on the screen that follows, enable your newly created SAML application for your Google domain users:

    Enable the SAML application

Click Save to complete.

At this point, you’re done configuring G Suite, and can move on to completing SAML SSO setup in the Pulumi Cloud Console.

Configuring Your Pulumi Organization

The final step in the process consists of associating your Pulumi organization with your SSO identity provider.

  1. Sign into the Pulumi Cloud Console where your SAML organization resides (e.g., https://app.pulumi.com), then navigate to the Settings tab for that organization.

  2. Scroll to the SAML SSO Settings section, click into the Identity Provider Metadata field, and paste into that field the full contents of the XML IDP document you downloaded above.

    Provide the XML IDP descriptor

    For example:

  3. Click Save.

Your Pulumi organization is now configured to use Google as a SAML SSO identity provider.

Signing into Pulumi with Google

Members of your G Suite can now sign into Pulumi. Navigate to https://app.pulumi.com/signin/sso/ and enter the name of your Pulumi organization.

Pulumi Console


If you have any trouble configuring G Suite, signing into Pulumi, or need additional assistance, please contact us.