Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with AskYourTeam
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate AskYourTeam with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate AskYourTeam with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to AskYourTeam.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to AskYourTeam 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.
- AskYourTeam single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- AskYourTeam supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
Adding AskYourTeam from the gallery
To configure the integration of AskYourTeam into Azure AD, you need to add AskYourTeam 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 AskYourTeam in the search box.
- Select AskYourTeam 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 AskYourTeam
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with AskYourTeam 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 AskYourTeam.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with AskYourTeam, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure AskYourTeam SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create AskYourTeam test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in AskYourTeam 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 AskYourTeam 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 edit/pen 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:
In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
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 a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Reply URL and Sign-On URL values which are explained later in the tutorial.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up AskYourTeam 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 AskYourTeam.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
In the applications list, select AskYourTeam.
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 AskYourTeam SSO
To automate the configuration within AskYourTeam, 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 AskYourTeam will direct you to the AskYourTeam application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into AskYourTeam. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-7.
If you want to setup AskYourTeam manually, in a different web browser window, sign in to your AskYourTeam company site as an administrator.
Click on the My Organization.
Click on Integrations.
Click on Edit Settings.
On the Edit Single Sign-On Integration page, perform the following steps:
a. In the SAML Single Sign-On Service URL textbox, paste the Login URL value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
b. In the SAML Entity ID textbox, paste the Azure AD Identifier value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
c. In the Sign-Out URL textbox, paste the Logout URL value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
d. Open the downloaded Certificate (Base64) from the Azure portal into Notepad and paste the content into the SAML Signing Certificate - Base64 textbox.
Alternatively you can also upload the Federation Metadata XML file by clicking on the Choose File option.
e. Copy Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL) value, paste this value into the Reply URL text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
f. Copy Sign on URL value, paste this value into the Sign on URL text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
g. Click Save.
Create AskYourTeam test user
In a different web browser window, sign into AskYourTeam website as an administrator.
Click on the My Organization.
Click Users and select New User.
On the New user section, perform the following steps:
In the First name textbox, enter the first name of the user.
In the Last name textbox, enter the last name of the user.
In the Email textbox, enter the emailaddress of the user like B.Simon@contoso.com.
Select the Role for the user according your organization requirement.
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 AskYourTeam Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to AskYourTeam 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 AskYourTeam 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 AskYourTeam 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 AskYourTeam for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure AskYourTeam 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.