Tutorial: Integrate Aha! with Azure Active Directory

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Aha! with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Aha! with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Aha!.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Aha! 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.
  • Aha! 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.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • Aha! supports SP initiated SSO
  • Aha! supports Just In Time user provisioning

To configure the integration of Aha! into Azure AD, you need to add Aha! from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type Aha! in the search box.
  6. Select Aha! 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 Aha!

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Aha! 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 Aha!.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Aha!, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
    1. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure Aha! SSO - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
    1. Create Aha! test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Aha! that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  3. Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Aha! application integration page, find the Manage section and select Single sign-on.

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.aha.io/session/new

    b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.aha.io


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact Aha! 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.

  5. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up Aha! section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. In the Name field, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name field, enter the username@companydomain.extension. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.
    3. Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
    4. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Aha!.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Aha!.
  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
  5. In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. 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.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Aha! SSO

  1. To automate the configuration within Aha!, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.

    My apps extension

  2. After adding extension to the browser, click on Setup Aha! will direct you to the Aha! application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into Aha!. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-8.

    Setup configuration

  3. If you want to setup Aha! manually, open a new web browser window and sign into your Aha! company site as an administrator and perform the following steps:

  4. In the menu on the top, click Settings.


  5. Click Account.


  6. Click Security and single sign-on.

    Screenshot that highlights the Security and single sign-on menu option.

  7. In Single Sign-On section, as Identity Provider, select SAML2.0.

    Security and single sign-on

  8. On the Single Sign-On configuration page, perform the following steps:

    Single Sign-On

    a. In the Name textbox, type a name for your configuration.

    b. For Configure using, select Metadata File.

    c. To upload your downloaded metadata file, click Browse.

    d. Click Update.

Create Aha! test user

In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Aha!. Aha! 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 Aha!, a new one is created after authentication.

Test SSO

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 Aha! Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Aha! Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Aha! tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Aha! Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Aha! 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.