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Configure a Google Cloud Identity SSO integration 🔗

The Google Cloud Identity (GCI) SSO integration lets users log in to Observability Cloud using their Google Cloud credentials.

Before you begin to configure the Google Cloud Identity integration, ensure you have completed the steps in Configure SSO integrations for Splunk Observability Cloud, including the section Name an SSO integration to learn about naming your integrations.

To configure GCI as an IdP using an Observability Cloud SSO integration, you must be an administrator for your organization and a super-administrator of your Google domain. To learn more, see Create and manage users in Splunk Observability Cloud.

The G Suite Administrator Help document topic, developed by Google, describes how to configure the integration.

After you complete these steps, the GCI SSO integration is available to users in your GCI organization. When users sign in to Observability Cloud from GCI for the first time, they receive an email containing a link that they must open in order to authenticate. This only occurs the first time the user signs in. Subsequent login attempts don’t require validation.

If you want to turn off the email authentication feature, contact Splunk Observability Cloud support.

Once you have a custom URL configured, your users can continue to log in using their existing username/password pair, or they can use their GCI credentials instead. GCI SSO authentication and Observability Cloud username/password authentication are independent.

If you are a Splunk Observability Cloud customer and are not able to see your data in Splunk Observability Cloud, you can get help in the following ways.

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Available to prospective customers and free trial users

  • Ask a question and get answers through community support at Splunk Answers .

  • Join the Splunk #observability user group Slack channel to communicate with customers, partners, and Splunk employees worldwide. To join, see Chat groups in the Get Started with Splunk Community manual.

To learn about even more support options, see Splunk Customer Success .