How to Enable Post-SSO Login Challenge in Google Workspace

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

What are login challenges

When to enable post-SSO login verification

  • Suppose you have set up SSO with a third-party identity provider.
  • In that case, you may want to make sure that users will still have to verify their identity if Google detects a suspicious login attempt.
  • Enabling this setting also allows users to go through both SSO and 2-step verification if they have set it up.

How to enable post-SSO login challenge verification step-by-step with images

Step 1

How to Enable Post-SSO Login Challenge in Google Workspace - Step 1

In the Google Admin console at, click the Security icon.

Step 2

How to Enable Post-SSO Login Challenge in Google Workspace - Step 2

Select the Login challenges section.

Step 3

How to Enable Post-SSO Login Challenge in Google Workspace - Step 3

Click Post-SSO verification.

Step 4

How to Enable Post-SSO Login Challenge in Google Workspace - Step 4

Select Logins using SSO are subject to additional verifications and 2-Step Verification and click SAVE.

These changes may take up to 24 hours to take effect.

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