Tutorial: Configure Bonusly for automatic user provisioning

The objective of this tutorial is to demonstrate the steps to be performed in Bonusly and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to configure Azure AD to automatically provision and de-provision users and/or groups to Bonusly.


This tutorial describes a connector built on top of the Azure AD User Provisioning Service. For important details on what this service does, how it works, and frequently asked questions, see Automate user provisioning and deprovisioning to SaaS applications with Azure Active Directory.


The scenario outlined in this tutorial assumes that you already have the following:

  • An Azure AD tenant
  • A Bonusly tenant
  • A user account in Bonusly with Admin permissions


The Azure AD provisioning integration relies on the Bonusly REST API, which is available to Bonusly developers.

Before configuring Bonusly for automatic user provisioning with Azure AD, you need to add Bonusly from the Azure AD application gallery to your list of managed SaaS applications.

To add Bonusly from the Azure AD application gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type Bonusly, select Bonusly from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    Bonusly in the results list

Assigning users to Bonusly

Azure Active Directory uses a concept called "assignments" to determine which users should receive access to selected apps. In the context of automatic user provisioning, only the users and/or groups that have been "assigned" to an application in Azure AD are synchronized.

Before configuring and enabling automatic user provisioning, you should decide which users and/or groups in Azure AD need access to Bonusly. Once decided, you can assign these users and/or groups to Bonusly by following the instructions here:

Important tips for assigning users to Bonusly

  • It is recommended that a single Azure AD user is assigned to Bonusly to test the automatic user provisioning configuration. Additional users and/or groups may be assigned later.

  • When assigning a user to Bonusly, you must select any valid application-specific role (if available) in the assignment dialog. Users with the Default Access role are excluded from provisioning.

Configuring automatic user provisioning to Bonusly

This section guides you through the steps to configure the Azure AD provisioning service to create, update, and disable users and/or groups in Bonusly based on user and/or group assignments in Azure AD.


You may also choose to enable SAML-based single sign-on for Bonusly, following the instructions provided in the Bonusly single sign-on tutorial. Single sign-on can be configured independently of automatic user provisioning, though these two features compliment each other.

To configure automatic user provisioning for Bonusly in Azure AD:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal and select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Bonusly.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select Bonusly.

    The Bonusly link in the Applications list

  3. Select the Provisioning tab.

    Screenshot of the Bonusly - Provisioning tab. Under Manage, Provisioning is highlighted.

  4. Set the Provisioning Mode to Automatic.

    Screenshot showing a Provisioning Mode list box, with Automatic selected and highlighted.

  5. Under the Admin Credentials section, input the Secret Token of your Bonusly account as described in Step 6.

    Screenshot of the Admin credentials section. The Secret token box is empty, but the box is highlighted.

  6. The Secret Token for your Bonusly account is located in Admin > Company > Integrations. In the If you want to code section, click on API > Create New API Access Token to create a new Secret Token.

    Screenshot of the Bonusly menu. Under Admin, Company is highlighted. Under Company, Integrations is highlighted.

    Screenshot of the If you want to code section of the Bonusly site, with A P I highlighted.

    Screenshot of the Bonusly site. The Services tab is open. Under Your A P I access tokens, Create new A P I access token is highlighted.

  7. On the following screen, type a name for the access token in the provided text box, then press Create Api Key. The new access token will appear for a few seconds in a pop-up.

    Screenshot of the New access token page of the Bonusly site. An unlabeled box contains My Token, and the Create A P I key button is highlighted.

    Screenshot of the Bonusly site. A notification is visible that displays New access token created, followed by an indecipherable token.

  8. Upon populating the fields shown in Step 5, click Test Connection to ensure Azure AD can connect to Bonusly. If the connection fails, ensure your Bonusly account has Admin permissions and try again.

    Screenshot of the Admin Credentials section of the Azure portal. The Text connection button is highlighted.

  9. In the Notification Email field, enter the email address of a person or group who should receive the provisioning error notifications and check the checkbox Send an email notification when a failure occurs.

    Screenshot showing an empty Notification email box. An option is visible that is labeled Send an email notification when a failure occurs.

  10. Click Save.

  11. Under the Mappings section, select Synchronize Azure Active Directory Users to Bonusly.

    Screenshot of the Mappings section. Under Name, Synchronize Azure Active Directory Users to Bonusly is highlighted.

  12. Review the user attributes that are synchronized from Azure AD to Bonusly in the Attribute Mapping section. The attributes selected as Matching properties are used to match the user accounts in Bonusly for update operations. Select the Save button to commit any changes.

    Screenshot of the Attribute Mappings page. A table lists Azure Active Directory attributes, corresponding Bonusly attributes, and the matching status.

  13. To configure scoping filters, refer to the following instructions provided in the Scoping filter tutorial.

  14. To enable the Azure AD provisioning service for Bonusly, change the Provisioning Status to On in the Settings section.

    Screenshot of the Settings section. The Provisioning status toggle is set to Off.

  15. Define the users and/or groups that you would like to provision to Bonusly by choosing the desired values in Scope in the Settings section.

    Screenshot showing the Scope list box. Sync only assigned users and groups is selected in the box.

  16. When you are ready to provision, click Save.

    Screenshot of the Bonusly - Provisioning page, with the Save button highlighted.

This operation starts the initial synchronization of all users and/or groups defined in Scope in the Settings section. The initial sync takes longer to perform than subsequent syncs, which occur approximately every 40 minutes as long as the Azure AD provisioning service is running. You can use the Synchronization Details section to monitor progress and follow links to provisioning activity report, which describes all actions performed by the Azure AD provisioning service on Bonusly.

For more information on how to read the Azure AD provisioning logs, see Reporting on automatic user account provisioning.

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