Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Bonusly

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

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


To configure Azure AD integration with Bonusly, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account.
  • Bonusly single sign-on enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.


Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Bonusly 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 Bonusly.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Bonusly, 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 Bonusly SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Bonusly test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Bonusly 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 Bonusly 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 step:

    In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://Bonus.ly/saml/<TENANT_NAME>


    The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Reply URL. Contact Bonusly 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.

  5. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Edit button to open SAML Signing Certificate dialog.

    Edit SAML Signing Certificate

  6. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the THUMBPRINT and save it on your computer.

    Copy Thumbprint value

  7. On the Set up Bonusly section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per 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 Bonusly.

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

  1. In a different browser window, sign in to your Bonusly tenant.

  2. In the toolbar on the top, click Settings and then select Integrations and apps.

    Bonusly Social Section

  3. Under Single Sign-On, select SAML.

  4. On the SAML dialog page, perform the following steps:

    Bonusly Saml Dialog page

    a. In the IdP SSO target URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    b. In the IdP Login URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    c. In the IdP Issuer textbox, paste the value of Azure AD Identifier, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    d. Paste the Thumbprint value copied from Azure portal into the Cert Fingerprint textbox.

    e. Click Save.

Create Bonusly test user

In order to enable Azure AD users to sign in to Bonusly, they must be provisioned into Bonusly. In the case of Bonusly, provisioning is a manual task.


You can use any other Bonusly user account creation tools or APIs provided by Bonusly to provision Azure AD user accounts.

To configure user provisioning, perform the following steps:

  1. In a web browser window, sign in to your Bonusly tenant.

  2. Click Settings.


  3. Click the Users and bonuses tab.

    Users and bonuses

  4. Click Manage Users.

    Manage Users

  5. Click Add User.

    Screenshot shows Manage Users where you can select Add User.

  6. On the Add User dialog, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the Add User dialog box where you can enter this information.

    a. In the First name textbox, enter the first name of user like Britta.

    b. In the Last name textbox, enter the last name of user like Simon.

    c. In the Email textbox, enter the email of user like brittasimon@contoso.com.

    d. Click Save.


    The Azure AD account holder receives an email that includes a link to confirm the account before it becomes active.


Bonusly also supports automatic user provisioning, you can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.

Test SSO

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

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Bonusly for which you set up the SSO.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Bonusly tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the Bonusly 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 Bonusly 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.