Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with BC in the Cloud
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate BC in the Cloud with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate BC in the Cloud with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to BC in the Cloud.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to BC in the Cloud 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.
- BC in the Cloud single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- BC in the Cloud supports SP initiated SSO.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add BC in the Cloud from the gallery
To configure the integration of BC in the Cloud into Azure AD, you need to add BC in the Cloud 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 BC in the Cloud in the search box.
- Select BC in the Cloud 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 BC in the Cloud
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with BC in the Cloud 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 BC in the Cloud.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with BC in the Cloud, 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 BC in the Cloud SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create BC in the Cloud test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in BC in the Cloud 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 BC in the Cloud 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 (Entity ID) text box, type the URL:
b. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
This value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact BC in the Cloud Client support team to get this value.
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 BC in the Cloud 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 BC in the Cloud.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select BC in the Cloud.
- 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 BC in the Cloud SSO
To configure single sign-on on BC in the Cloud side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to BC in the Cloud support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create BC in the Cloud test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in BC in the Cloud. Work with BC in the Cloud support team to add the users in the BC in the Cloud platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
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 BC in the Cloud Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to BC in the Cloud Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the BC in the Cloud tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to BC in the Cloud Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure BC in the Cloud 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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