Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Balsamiq Wireframes

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Balsamiq Wireframes.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Balsamiq Wireframes with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

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.
  • Balsamiq Wireframes single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Note

This feature is only available for users on the 200-projects Space plan.

Scenario description

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

  • Balsamiq Wireframes supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
  • Balsamiq Wireframes supports Just In Time user provisioning.

To configure the integration of Balsamiq Wireframes into Azure AD, you need to add Balsamiq Wireframes 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 Balsamiq Wireframes in the search box.
  6. Select Balsamiq Wireframes 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 Balsamiq Wireframes

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Balsamiq Wireframes 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 Balsamiq Wireframes.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Balsamiq Wireframes, 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 Balsamiq Wireframes SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Balsamiq Wireframes test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Balsamiq Wireframes 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 Balsamiq Wireframes 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 Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://balsamiq.cloud/samlsso/<ID>

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://balsamiq.cloud/samlsso/<ID>

    c. In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://balsamiq.cloud/samlsso/<ID>

    d. In the Relay State text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://balsamiq.cloud/<ID>/projects

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL, Sign-on URL and Relay State. Contact Balsamiq Wireframes 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. Balsamiq Wireframes 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.

    Screenshot shows list of attributes.

  6. In addition to above, Balsamiq Wireframes 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
    Email user.mail
    firstName user.givenname
    lastName user.surname
  7. 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

  8. On the Set up Balsamiq Wireframes 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 Balsamiq Wireframes.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Balsamiq Wireframes.
  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 Balsamiq Wireframes SSO

  1. Log in to your Balsamiq Wireframes company site as an administrator.

  2. Go to Settings > Space Settings and click Configure SSO under Single Sign-On Authentication.

    Screenshot shows the SSO Settings.

  3. Copy all the required values and paste it in Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal and click Next.

    Screenshot shows the Service Provider Details.

  4. In the Configure IDp section, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the IDP Metadata.

    1. In the SAML 2.0 Endpoint(HTTP) textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    2. In the Identity Provider Issuer textbox, paste the value of Azure AD Identifier, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    3. Open the downloaded Federation Metadata XML file from the Azure portal and Upload the file into Public Certificate section.

    4. Click Next.

    Note

    If you have an IdP Metadata file to upload, the fields will be automatically populated.

  5. Verify your SAML configuration, click Test SAML Login button and click Next.

    Screenshot shows the SAML configuration.

  6. After the successful test configuration, click Turn on SAML SSO Now.

    Screenshot shows the Test SAML.

Create Balsamiq Wireframes test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Balsamiq Wireframes. Balsamiq Wireframes 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 Balsamiq Wireframes, a new one is created after authentication.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to Balsamiq Wireframes Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

IDP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Balsamiq Wireframes 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 Balsamiq Wireframes 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 Balsamiq Wireframes for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Balsamiq Wireframes 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 Cloud App Security.