Set up Google Workspace (GSuite) SSO

This article shows how to configure Google Workspace (GSuite) as the identity provider for Databricks.

Gather required information

  1. Go to the Admin Console and select the SSO tab.

  2. Look for the Single Sign-On header.

  3. Note if your SSO version is v1.0 or v2.0. The number is displayed to the right of the header.

    The instructions below are slightly different based on the SSO version of your workspace. Workspaces on the E2 version of the Databricks platform always use SSO version 2.0.

    SSO v2.0 Header
  4. Copy the Databricks SAML URL field.

  5. If your SSO version is v1.0, copy the Identity Provider Entity ID field.

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Configure Google Workspace

  1. In a new browser tab, log in to the Google Workspace Admin console.

  2. In the sidebar, select Apps > Web and mobile apps.

    Open the Web and mobile apps page
  3. On the Web and mobile apps page, select Add App > Add custom SAML app to add a new SAML app.

    Add application
  4. Enter a name in the App name field and click Continue.

    Chose custom application
  5. Go to the Service provider detail page.

  6. Set ACS URL to the Databricks SAML URL from Gather required information.

  7. If your SSO version is v1.0, set the Entity ID to the Identity Provider Entity ID from Gather required information.

    If your SSO version is v2.0, set the Entity ID to the to the Databricks SAML URL from Gather required information.

  8. Select Signed response.

    Note

    If your SSO version is v1.0, it is optional to select Signed response.

  9. Set Name ID Format to EMAIL.

    Configure SAML application
  10. Click Continue.

  11. On the Google Identity Provider details page, copy the following SAML values under Option 2:

    • SSO URL

    • Entity ID

    • Certificate

  12. Complete the rest of the SAML app workflow in the Google Workspace Admin console.

Configure Databricks

  1. Go back to the browser tab for Databricks.

  2. In the admin console, click Single Sign On.

  3. Set Single Sign-On URL to the SSO URL from the Google Workspace app.

  4. Set Identity Provider Entity ID to the Entity ID from the Google Workspace app.

  5. Set x.509 Certificate to the certificate from the Google Workspace app, including the markers for the beginning and ending of the certificate.

  6. Click Enable SSO.

  7. Optionally, click Allow auto user creation.

Test the configuration

  1. In an incognito browser window, go to your Databricks workspace.

  2. Click Single Sign On. You are redirected to Okta.

  3. Log in to Okta. If SSO is configured correctly, you are redirected to Databricks.

If the test fails, review Troubleshooting.