Google as ACS Identity Provider RRS feed

  • Question

  • I see that Google is no longer an option as an Identity Provider for ACS. Is there any chance it will become an option again in the near future? Yes I realize it was Google that made the change that deprecated this feature, but is it generally accepted that either Google or Microsoft will provide some way for it to work again? Or are there relatively easy workarounds to make this work?

    For me the value of ACS is eroded significantly without Google as an identity provider.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 4:29 PM


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  • Hi,

    For more information on Federated Identity with Microsoft Azure Access Control Service and identity provider for ACS, refer these links:


    Azam khan

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:26 PM
  • Yeah those docs imply that ACS still supports Google. I fear they have just not been updated. I'm looking for information on whether Google will again become a supported Identity Provider within ACS or Azure AD.
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:29 PM
  • Has anyone got an answer for this as we to wanted to use ACS and Google only to discover it was not working due to changes made by Google?


    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 8:54 PM
  • Hello

    As far as I can tell from the MSDN document http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg185929.aspx there are no plans (yet) to make it available again.

    The current recommendation is to register applications directly with Google.

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 8:55 AM
  • http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/gg429787.aspx
    As of May 19, 2014, new ACS namespaces cannot use Google as an identity provider. ACS namespaces that used Google and were registered before May 19, 2014 are unaffected. This new limitation exists because Google is phasing out support for OpenID 2.0, which ACS depends on, and has closed registration for new applications. Existing ACS namespaces that used Google will continue to work until April 20, 2015. If your application requires support for Google accounts, we recommend that you register your application with them directly.


    Also, our plan is to move the capabilities of ACS v2 into Windows Azure Active Directory over time. We don't have an ETA on this yet.

    • Marked as answer by Curious George Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:15 PM
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2:49 PM
  • I actually don't think this answers my question, as it does not address whether Google will become an option again in the future. I can surmise from the lack of a direct answer that it will not happen in ACS v2 (since that seems to be dead-ended), though it could conceivably happen when the features of ACS are moved into AAD.

    I'll go ahead and mark Imtiaz's answer.

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:15 PM