Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Atomic Learning
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Atomic Learning with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Atomic Learning with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Atomic Learning.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Atomic Learning with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To configure Azure AD integration with Atomic Learning, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account.
- Atomic Learning single sign-on enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Atomic Learning supports SP initiated SSO.
- Atomic Learning 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 Atomic Learning from the gallery
To configure the integration of Atomic Learning into Azure AD, you need to add Atomic Learning 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 Atomic Learning in the search box.
- Select Atomic Learning 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 Atomic Learning
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Atomic Learning 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 Atomic Learning.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Atomic Learning, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Atomic Learning SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Atomic Learning test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Atomic Learning 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 Atomic Learning 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, perform the following step:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact Atomic Learning Client support team to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Atomic Learning 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 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
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Atomic Learning.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Atomic Learning.
- 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.
Configure Atomic Learning SSO
To configure single sign-on on Atomic Learning side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Atomic Learning support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create Atomic Learning test user
In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Atomic Learning. Atomic Learning 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 Atomic Learning, 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 Atomic Learning Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Atomic Learning Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Atomic Learning tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Atomic Learning Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Atomic Learning 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.