Configure Single Sign On (SSO) From Azure Activity Directory Into Google Suite In Only 2 Minutes

UPDATE 29th March 2018: There is a newer guide (fresh as of November 2017) showing how to integrate AzureAD with G Suite, with a more up-to-date Azure portal interface.

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It’s a reality that many schools are running both Office365 (with Azure Activity Directory) and G Suite (formerly Google Apps For Education) side by side in their schools. A question I am commonly asked is how can students and faculty log into both cloud services with a single set of credentials.

Enter: Azure Active Directory Integration With Google Apps

This is a great tutorial showing how you can set up SSO in under 2 minutes so that your users do not have separate credentials across both platforms.

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Google Apps with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating Google Apps with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Google Apps
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Google Apps (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts
  • You can manage your accounts in one central location – the Azure portal


In a multi-cloud school, this is a great tutorial to follow and implement to ease the management of identity and enable seamless access for students and faculty.

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