Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with C3M Cloud Control
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate C3M Cloud Control with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate C3M Cloud Control with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to C3M Cloud Control.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to C3M Cloud Control 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.
- C3M Cloud Control single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- C3M Cloud Control supports SP initiated SSO.
- C3M Cloud Control supports Just In Time user provisioning.
Add C3M Cloud Control from the gallery
To configure the integration of C3M Cloud Control into Azure AD, you need to add C3M Cloud Control 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 C3M Cloud Control in the search box.
- Select C3M Cloud Control 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 C3M Cloud Control
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with C3M Cloud Control 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 C3M Cloud Control.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with C3M Cloud Control, 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 C3M Cloud Control SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create C3M Cloud Control test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in C3M Cloud Control 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 C3M Cloud Control 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 Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
c. 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,Reply URL and Sign on URL. Contact C3M Cloud Control 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.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up C3M Cloud Control 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 email@example.com. 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 C3M Cloud Control.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select C3M Cloud Control.
- 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 C3M Cloud Control SSO
To configure SSO for C3M Cloud Control, please do follow the documentation.
Create C3M Cloud Control test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in C3M Cloud Control. C3M Cloud Control 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 C3M Cloud Control, a new one is created after authentication.
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 C3M Cloud Control Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to C3M Cloud Control Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the C3M Cloud Control tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to C3M Cloud Control Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure C3M Cloud Control 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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