Google Apps + v3 Idp (again)

Dave Perry Dave.Perry at
Thu Apr 14 10:30:04 EDT 2016

I need to enter my full work email address into google's login form, for it to trigger the shibboleth login.
Our login names (staff or student ID) are completely different, and we don't store them on google at all when provisioning accounts via GADS.

I tried creating a username of mystaffID at on google as an experiment, then changed the attribute resolver google-principal to use sAMAccountName (so the NameID bean definition would use it to). And the metadata to ask for a nameid-format:unspecified). But it just changed it to be a transient ID and set something google would be even more clueless about.


Dave Perry
eLearning Technologist, Hull College Group

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-----Original Message-----
From: users [mailto:users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Cantor, Scott
Sent: 14 April 2016 15:10
To: Shib Users
Subject: RE: Google Apps + v3 Idp (again)

> That (with the odd change) has got me to the same point I reached 
> yesterday
> - I have a SAML response which has my email address in the NameID, in 
> the right format according to DEBUG. But google is still rejecting it. 
> No attribute beyond the nameID being released.

And you're 100% sure that the user accounts in Google are identified with the full address? What happens if you pass only the username?

-- Scott

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