Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with 4me
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate 4me with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate 4me with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to 4me.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to 4me with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To get started, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
- 4me single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
This integration is also available to use from Azure AD US Government Cloud environment. You can find this application in the Azure AD US Government Cloud Application Gallery and configure it in the same way as you do from public cloud.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- 4me supports SP initiated SSO.
- 4me supports Just In Time user provisioning.
- 4me supports Automated user provisioning.
Add 4me from the gallery
To configure the integration of 4me into Azure AD, you need to add 4me from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type 4me in the search box.
- Select 4me from results panel and then add the app. Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.
Alternatively, you can also use the Enterprise App Configuration Wizard. In this wizard, you can add an application to your tenant, add users/groups to the app, assign roles, as well as walk through the SSO configuration as well. Learn more about Microsoft 365 wizards.
Configure and test Azure AD SSO for 4me
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with 4me using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in 4me.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with 4me, complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure 4me SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create 4me test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in 4me that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the 4me application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using one of the following patterns:
Environment URL PRODUCTION
b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using one of the following patterns:
Environment URL PRODUCTION
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact 4me Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
4me application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes.
In addition to above, 4me application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response which are shown below. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirements.
Name Source Attribute first_name user.givenname last_name user.surname
In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Edit button to open SAML Signing Certificate dialog.
In the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the THUMBPRINT and save it on your computer.
On the Set up 4me section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the email@example.com. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to 4me.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select 4me.
- In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
- Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
- In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- If you are expecting a role to be assigned to the users, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown. If no role has been set up for this app, you see "Default Access" role selected.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure 4me SSO
In a different web browser window, sign in to 4me as an Administrator.
On the top left, click on Settings logo and on the left side bar click Single Sign-On.
On the Single Sign-On page, perform the following steps:
a. Select the Enabled option.
b. In the Remote logout URL textbox, paste the value of Logout URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal.
c. Under SAML section, in the SAML SSO URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal.
d. In the Certificate fingerprint textbox, paste the THUMBPRINT value separated by a colon in duplets order (AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF:GG:HH:II), which you have copied from the Azure portal.
e. Click Save.
Create 4me test user
In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in 4me. 4me supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in 4me, a new one is created after authentication.
If you need to create a user manually, contact 4me support team.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to 4me Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to 4me Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the 4me tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to 4me Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure 4me you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real time. Session control extends from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.