Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Cezanne HR Software
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Cezanne HR Software with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Cezanne HR Software with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Cezanne HR Software.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Cezanne HR Software 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.
- Cezanne HR Software single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Cezanne HR Software supports SP initiated SSO.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add Cezanne HR Software from the gallery
To configure the integration of Cezanne HR Software into Azure AD, you need to add Cezanne HR Software 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 Cezanne HR Software in the search box.
- Select Cezanne HR Software 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 Cezanne HR Software
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Cezanne HR Software 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 Cezanne HR Software.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Cezanne HR Software, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Cezanne HR Software SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Cezanne HR Software test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Cezanne HR Software 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 Cezanne HR Software 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 Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type the URL:
c. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign-On URL and Reply URL. Contact Cezanne HR Software Client support team to get these values.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Cezanne HR Software section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per 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 Cezanne HR Software.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Cezanne HR Software.
- 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 Cezanne HR Software SSO
In a different web browser window, sign-on to your Cezanne HR Software tenant as an administrator.
On the side menu, click Administration. Then navigate to Security Settings and click on Single Sign-On.
In the Allow users to log in using the following Single Sign-On (SSO) Service panel, check the SAML 2.0 box and select the Advanced Configuration option.
Click Add New button.
Enter the following fields on SAML 2.0 IDENTITY PROVIDERS section and click OK.
a. Display Name - Enter the name of your Identity Provider as the Display Name..
b. Entity Identifier - In the Entity Identifier textbox, paste the value of Azure Ad Identifier which you have copied from the Azure portal.
c. SAML Binding - Change the SAML Binding to 'POST'.
d. Security Token Service Endpoint - In the Security Token Service Endpoint textbox, paste the value of Login URL which you have copied from the Azure portal.
e. User ID Attribute Name - In the User ID Attribute Name textbox, enter 'http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/emailaddress'.
f. Public Key Certificate - Click Upload icon to upload the downloaded certificate from Azure portal.
Click Save button.
Create Cezanne HR Software test user
In order to enable Azure AD users to log into Cezanne HR Software, they must be provisioned into Cezanne HR Software. In the case of Cezanne HR Software, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
Log into your Cezanne HR Software company site as an administrator.
On the side menu, click Administration. Then navigate to Users and click Add New User
On PERSON DETAILS section, perform below steps:
a. Set Internal User as OFF.
b. Enter First Name
c. Enter Last Name
d. Enter E-mail Address.
On Account Information section, perform below steps:
a. In the Username textbox, type the email of user like Brittasimon@contoso.com.
b. In the Password textbox, type the password of user.
c. Select HR Professional as Security Role.
d. Click OK.
Navigate to Single Sign-On tab and select Add New in the SAML 2.0 Identifiers area.
Choose your Identity Provider for the Identity Provider and in the text box of User Identifier, enter the user email address.
Click Save button.
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 Cezanne HR Software Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Cezanne HR Software Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Cezanne HR Software tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Cezanne HR Software Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Cezanne HR Software 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.