Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Adobe Experience Manager
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Adobe Experience Manager with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Adobe Experience Manager with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Adobe Experience Manager.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Adobe Experience Manager 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.
- Adobe Experience Manager single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
Adobe Experience Manager supports SP and IDP initiated SSO
Adobe Experience Manager supports Just In Time user provisioning
Adding Adobe Experience Manager from the gallery
To configure the integration of Adobe Experience Manager into Azure AD, you need to add Adobe Experience Manager 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 Adobe Experience Manager in the search box.
- Select Adobe Experience Manager 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 Adobe Experience Manager
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Adobe Experience Manager 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 Adobe Experience Manager.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Adobe Experience Manager, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Configure Adobe Experience Manager SSO - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create Adobe Experience Manager test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Adobe Experience Manager 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 Adobe Experience Manager 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, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Identifier text box, type a unique value that you define on your AEM server as well.
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
https://<AEM Server Url>/saml_login
The Reply URL value is not real. Update Reply URL value with the actual reply URL. To get this value, contact the Adobe Experience Manager Client support team to get this value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type your Adobe Experience Manager server URL.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Adobe Experience Manager section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per 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 Adobe Experience Manager.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Adobe Experience Manager.
- 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 Adobe Experience Manager SSO
In another browser window, open the Adobe Experience Manager admin portal.
Select Settings > Security > Users.
Select Administrator or any other relevant user.
Select Account settings > Manage TrustStore.
Under Add Certificate from CER file, click Select Certificate File. Browse to and select the certificate file, which you already downloaded from the Azure portal.
The certificate is added to the TrustStore. Note the alias of the certificate.
On the Users page, select authentication-service.
Select Account settings > Create/Manage KeyStore. Create KeyStore by supplying a password.
Go back to the admin screen. Then select Settings > Operations > Web Console.
This opens the configuration page.
Find Adobe Granite SAML 2.0 Authentication Handler. Then select the Add icon.
Take the following actions on this page.
a. In the Path box, enter /.
b. In the IDP URL box, enter the Login URL value that you copied from the Azure portal.
c. In the IDP Certificate Alias box, enter the Certificate Alias value that you added in TrustStore.
d. In the Security Provided Entity ID box, enter the unique Azure Ad Identifier value that you configured in the Azure portal.
e. In the Assertion Consumer Service URL box, enter the Reply URL value that you configured in the Azure portal.
f. In the Password of Key Store box, enter the Password that you set in KeyStore.
g. In the User Attribute ID box, enter the Name ID or another user ID that's relevant in your case.
h. Select Autocreate CRX Users.
i. In the Logout URL box, enter the unique Logout URL value that you got from the Azure portal.
j. Select Save.
In Apache Sling Referrer Filter section, perform the below steps:
a. Ensure allow.empty value is set to true.
login.microsoftonline.comto the Allow Hosts.
c. Click Save.
Create Adobe Experience Manager test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Adobe Experience Manager. If you selected the Autocreate CRX Users option, users are created automatically after successful authentication.
If you want to create users manually, work with the Adobe Experience Manager support team to add the users in the Adobe Experience Manager platform.
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 Adobe Experience Manager Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Adobe Experience Manager Sign on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
- Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Adobe Experience Manager for which you set up the SSO
You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the Adobe Experience Manager tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign-on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the Adobe Experience Manager for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Adobe Experience Manager 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.
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