Tutorial: Integrate Amazon Business with Azure Active Directory
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Amazon Business with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Amazon Business with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Amazon Business.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Amazon Business 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.
- An Amazon Business single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription. Go to the Amazon Business page to create an Amazon Business account.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in an existing Amazon Business account.
- Amazon Business supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
- Amazon Business supports Just In Time user provisioning.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add Amazon Business from the gallery
To configure the integration of Amazon Business into Azure AD, you need to add Amazon Business 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 Amazon Business in the search box.
- Select Amazon Business 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 Amazon Business
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Amazon Business 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 Amazon Business.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Amazon Business, 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 Amazon Business SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Amazon Business test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Amazon Business 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 Amazon Business 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 in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:
In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type one of the following URLs:
In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using one of the following patterns:
The Reply URL value is not real. Update this value with the actual Reply URL. You will get the
<idpid>value from the Amazon Business SSO configuration section, which is explained later in the tutorial. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
If you want to configure the application in SP initiated mode, you will need to add the full URL provided in the Amazon Business configuration to the Sign-on URL in the Set additional URLs section.
The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes. Edit the attributes by clicking on the pencil icon in the User Attributes & Claims section.
Edit Attributes and copy Namespace value of these attributes into the Notepad.
In addition to above, Amazon Business application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response. In the User Attributes & Claims section on the Group Claims dialog, perform the following steps:
Click the pen next to Groups returned in claim.
Select All Groups from the radio list.
Select Group ID as Source attribute.
Check Customize the name of the group claim checkbox and enter the group name according to your Organization requirement.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Amazon Business 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.
Adminstrators need to create the test users in their tenant if needed. Following steps show how to create a test user.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Create an Azure AD Security Group in the Azure portal
Click on Azure Active Directory > All Groups.
Click New group:
Fill in Group type, Group name, Group description, Membership type. Click on the arrow to select members, then search for or click on the member you will like to add to the group. Click on Select to add the selected members, then click on 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 Amazon Business.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
In the applications list, select Amazon Business.
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're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
If you do not assign the users in the Azure AD, you get the following error.
Assign the Azure AD Security Group in the Azure portal
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Amazon Business.
In the applications list, type and select Amazon Business.
In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.
Click the Add user.
Search for the Security Group you want to use, then click on the group to add it to the Select members section. Click Select, then click Assign.
Check the notifications in the menu bar to be notified that the Group was successfully assigned to the Enterprise application in the Azure portal.
Configure Amazon Business SSO
To automate the configuration within Amazon Business, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.
After adding extension to the browser, click on Set up Amazon Business will direct you to the Amazon Business Single Sign-On application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign in to Amazon Business Single Sign-On. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-17.
If you want to set up Amazon Business manually, in a different web browser window, sign in to your Amazon Business company site as an administrator.
Click on the User Profile and select Business Settings.
On the System integrations wizard, select Single Sign-On (SSO).
On the Set up SSO wizard, select the provider according to your Organizational requirements and click Next.
Although Microsoft ADFS is a listed option, it won't work with Azure AD SSO.
On the New user account defaults wizard, select the Default Group and then select Default Buying Role according to user role in your Organization and click Next.
On the Upload your metadata file wizard, choose Paste XML Link option to paste the App Federation Metadata URL value, which you have copied from Azure portal and click Validate.
Alternatively, you can also upload the Federation Metadata XML file by clicking on the Upload XML File option.
After uploading the downloaded metadata file, the fields in the Connection data section will populate automatically. After that click Next.
On the Upload your Attribute statement wizard, click Skip.
On the Attribute mapping wizard, add the requirement fields by clicking the + Add a field option. Add the attribute values including the namespace, which you have copied from the User Attributes & Claims section of Azure portal into the SAML AttributeName field, and click Next.
On the Amazon connection data wizard, please confirm your IDP has configured and click Continue.
Please check the Status of the steps which have been configured and click Start testing.
On the Test SSO Connection wizard, click Test.
On the IDP initiated URL wizard, before you click Activate, copy the value which is assigned to idpid and paste into the idpid parameter in the Reply URL in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
On the Are you ready to switch to active SSO? wizard, check I have fully tested SSO and am ready to go live checkbox and click on Switch to active.
Finally in the SSO Connection details section the Status is shown as Active.
If you want to configure the application in SP initiated mode, complete the following step, paste the sign-on URL from the screenshot above in the Sign-on URL text box of the Set additional URLs section in the Azure portal. Use the following format:
Create Amazon Business test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Amazon Business. Amazon Business 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 Amazon Business, a new one is created after authentication.
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 Amazon Business Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to the Amazon Business Single 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 Amazon Business 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 Amazon Business 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 Amazon Business for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Amazon Business 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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