Customers can opt to use the simple Sign in with Google button (which requires no configuration in Rewatch), or a SAML integration.

SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language), an SSO standard, permits Google to safely pass authorization credentials to service providers like Rewatch. It enables centralized management with deeper administrative control than the simple Sign in with Google integration.

Google setup

These are instructions for setting up Rewatch SAML SSO with Google.

Setup the Rewatch app in Google

  • In the Google admin portal, select Apps -> Web and Mobile Apps from the left-side nav.

SAML apps

  • Next, select the Add App dropdown, and click Add custom SAML app.

New application

  • Type Rewatch as the name of the application and click Continue

  • Copy the SSO URL and Certificate. Save these for later, you will need these to configure Rewatch. Note that you must use the copy buttons (two interlocking rectangles). If you select the text to copy manually, the data will truncated or contain extra characters (this applies to both the SSO URL and Certificate). Click Continue

Service provider details

  • Fill in the following information and click Continue: ACS URL: Entity ID: Check Signed response Name ID format: EMAIL Name ID: Basic Information > Primary email

Field mappings

  • Add the following field mappings and click Finish: First name -> first_name Last name -> last_name Primary email -> email

  • Please note that Google may show an error page after clicking Finish. If you wait 5-10 minutes and return to the web and mobile apps list, the app should be setup correctly. If the problem persists, please contact Google.

Rewatch setup

On the Rewatch channel admin page, click on the Security` link in the sidebar.

SAML channel settings

Paste the SSO URL from Google into the IdP SSO target URL field and paste the Certificate into the IdP Certificate field. Then, set the email domains that will redirect to your SAML provider on login. Finally, check Enable Saml login for this channel. Click Save.

You can then test the SAML integration by clicking the Test SAML button. If you login via SAML with the same email as your current admin user account, you will maintain the same admin privileges. Once logged in via SAML, you can enable Enforce SAML-only logins for this channel.


While SAML will automatically update user information whenever they log in, you can additionally setup SCIM to automate deprovisioning and group membership updates immediately after you make these administrative changes. We currently do not support SCIM integration with Google, as they are no longer accepting new applications for their SAML/SCIM marketplace. Google does also not provide a method to configure a generic SCIM app.

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