Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Certent Equity Management
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Certent Equity Management with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Certent Equity Management with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Certent Equity Management.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Certent Equity Management 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.
- Certent Equity Management single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Certent Equity Management supports IDP initiated SSO
Adding Certent Equity Management from the gallery
To configure the integration of Certent Equity Management into Azure AD, you need to add Certent Equity Management 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 Certent Equity Management in the search box.
- Select Certent Equity Management 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 Certent Equity Management
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Certent Equity Management 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 Certent Equity Management.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Certent Equity Management, 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 Certent Equity Management SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Certent Equity Management test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Certent Equity Management 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 Certent Equity Management 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 Set up single sign-on with SAML page, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact Certent Integration Analyst assigned by Customer Success Manager to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
Certent Equity Management 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, Certent Equity Management 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 Source Attribute COMPANY user.companyname USER user.userprincipalname ROLE user.assignedroles
Please click here to know how to configure Role in Azure AD.
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 Certent Equity Management 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 Certent Equity Management.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Certent Equity Management.
- 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 have setup the roles as explained in the above, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure Certent Equity Management SSO
To configure single sign-on on Certent Equity Management side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Certent Integration Analyst assigned by Customer Success Manager. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create Certent Equity Management test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Certent Equity Management. Work with Certent Integration Analyst assigned by Customer Success Manager to add the users in the Certent Equity Management 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 and you should be automatically signed in to the Certent Equity Management for which you set up the SSO
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Certent Equity Management tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the Certent Equity Management for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Certent Equity Management 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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