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Google Apps: Mastering Integration and Customization by Pascal Cadet, Manuel Alves, Médéric Morel, Pirmin Lemberger

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Delegation of authentication for Google Apps

Workflow with Google Apps

The workflow of an access to Google Apps with authentication delegation corresponds to the web SSO profile in the SAML norm we discussed earlier. It involves eight steps, as shown in the following figure:

  • A user wants to access Google Apps.
  • Google generates a SAML authentication request. Things happen seamlessly for the user. The request contains the name of the application the user wants to access.
  • The browser redirects the request to the IdP service.
  • The IdP decodes the authentication request and extracts the parameters encapsulated in the SAML request. The IdP authenticates the user either by asking him or her to enter his credentials or by validating session cookies.
  • The IdP ...

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