Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Authomize
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Authomize with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Authomize with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Authomize.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Authomize 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.
- Authomize single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
- Along with Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator can also add or manage applications in Azure AD. For more information, see Azure built-in roles.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Authomize supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
- Authomize supports Just In Time user provisioning.
Add Authomize from the gallery
To configure the integration of Authomize into Azure AD, you need to add Authomize 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 Authomize in the search box.
- Select Authomize 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 Authomize
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Authomize 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 Authomize.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Authomize, 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 Authomize SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Authomize test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Authomize 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 Authomize 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 steps:
a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
Click Set additional URLs and perform the following steps if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
a. In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Relay State textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL, Sign-on URL and Relay State URL. Contact Authomize 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.
Authomize application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes.
In addition to above, Authomize application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response, which are shown below. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirements.
Name Source Attribute user_id user.mail
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 Authomize 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 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 Authomize.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Authomize.
- 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 Authomize SSO
Log in to your Authomize company site as an administrator.
Go to Settings (gear icon) > SSO.
In the SSO Settings page, perform the following steps:
a. Select Enable SSO checkbox.
b. Enter a valid name in the Title textbox.
c. Enter your Email domain in the textbox.
d. In the Identity provider SSO URL textbox, paste the Login URL value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
e. Open the downloaded Certificate (Base64) from the Azure portal into Notepad and paste the content into the Public x509 certificate textbox.
f. Click Save configuration.
Create Authomize test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Authomize. Authomize 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 Authomize, 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 Authomize Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Authomize 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 Authomize 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 Authomize 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 Authomize for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Authomize 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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