Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Beyond Identity Admin Console
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Beyond Identity Admin Console with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Beyond Identity Admin Console with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Beyond Identity Admin Console.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Beyond Identity Admin Console 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.
- Beyond Identity Admin Console single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Beyond Identity Admin Console supports SP initiated SSO.
Add Beyond Identity Admin Console from the gallery
To configure the integration of Beyond Identity Admin Console into Azure AD, you need to add Beyond Identity Admin Console 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 Beyond Identity Admin Console in the search box.
- Select Beyond Identity Admin Console 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 Beyond Identity Admin Console
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Beyond Identity Admin Console 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 Beyond Identity Admin Console.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Beyond Identity Admin Console, 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 Beyond Identity Admin Console SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Beyond Identity Admin Console test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Beyond Identity Admin Console 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 Beyond Identity Admin Console 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 a URL using the following pattern:
b. 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 Identifier and Sign on URL. Contact Beyond Identity Admin Console 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.
Beyond Identity Admin Console 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, Beyond Identity Admin Console 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 Namespace Source Attribute immutableId externalId user.immutableId
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.
On the Set up Beyond Identity Admin Console 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 Beyond Identity Admin Console.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Beyond Identity Admin Console.
- 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 Beyond Identity Admin Console SSO
To configure single sign-on on Beyond Identity Admin Console side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Beyond Identity Admin Console support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create Beyond Identity Admin Console test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Beyond Identity Admin Console. Work with Beyond Identity Admin Console support team to add the users in the Beyond Identity Admin Console 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 Beyond Identity Admin Console Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Beyond Identity Admin Console Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Beyond Identity Admin Console tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Beyond Identity Admin Console Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Beyond Identity Admin Console 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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