Please note, it may be necessary for your learners to log out and back in to their accounts to enable SSO.

Step 1:  In your Google Admin console (at Go to SAML Apps

Step 2: Click Add +  at bottom right

Step 3: Click Set up my own custom app.The Google IDP Information window opens and the SSO URL and Entity ID fields automatically populate.

Step 4: Copy the SSO URL and download the IDP metadata

Step 5: Open Continu in a seperate tab and navigate to Admin Settings Integrations. Select the Saml 2.0 option

Step 6: Input the SSO URL into the SAML 2.0 Endpoint. Open the IDP Metadata xml file and copy everything after and before . This is your certificate and should be treated with care.


Step 7: Click the Submit button the save these changes

Step 8: Navigate back to the Google's Admin Console. Click the Next button

Step 9: In the Basic information window, add an application name and description (as illustrated).

(Optional) Upload a PNG or GIF file to serve as an icon for your custom app. The icon image should be 256 pixels square. [Download Continu Logo]

Step 10: Click Next

Step 11: In the Service Provider Details window, enter an ACS URL, Entity ID, and Start URL (if needed) for your custom app. These values are all provided by the service provider. 

Note: *Replace [yourdomain] with the subdomain of your Continu instance.

Step 12: Click Next

Step 13: Click Add new mapping and enter a new name for the attribute you want to map. 

Step 14: Follow the setup in the illustration, ensuring the font casing is adhered to

Step 15: Click Finish

Step 16: Turn on the Single Sign On. In your Google Admin console (at Go to SAML Apps.  Select the Continu app. At the top right of the gray box, click Edit Service .

Step 17:  To apply settings to all organizations, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save. 

Note: To apply settings to individual organizational units, do the following: 

  • At the left, select the organizational unit that contains the users whose settings you want to change.
  • To change the setting, select On or Off.
  • To keep the setting the same, even if the parent setting changes, click Override.
  • If the organization's status is already Overridden, choose an option:Inherit—Reverts to the same setting as its parent. Save—Saves your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).

Step 18: Once the setup is complete in Google and Continu, please reach out to Support, to complete the final part of the integration and enable a new login screen.


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