Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Check Point Infinity Portal

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

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

Prerequisites

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.
  • Check Point Infinity Portal single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • Check Point Infinity Portal supports SP initiated SSO.

  • Check Point Infinity Portal supports Just In Time user provisioning.

Note

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

To configure the integration of Check Point Infinity Portal into Azure AD, you need to add Check Point Infinity Portal 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 Check Point Infinity Portal in the search box.
  6. Select Check Point Infinity Portal 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 Check Point Infinity Portal

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Check Point Infinity Portal 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 Check Point Infinity Portal.

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

    a. In the Identifier text box, type one of the following values:

    Environment Identifier
    EU/US cloudinfra.checkpoint.com
    AP ap.portal.checkpoint.com

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type one of the following URLs:

    Environment Reply URL
    EU/US https://portal.checkpoint.com/
    AP https://ap.portal.checkpoint.com/

    c. In the Sign on URL text box, type one of the following URLs:

    Environment Sign on URL
    EU/US https://portal.checkpoint.com/
    AP https://ap.portal.checkpoint.com/
  5. 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.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up Check Point Infinity Portal section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

There are two ways for authorizing users:

  • Configure Check Point Infinity Portal application user roles in Azure AD portal

  • Configure Check Point Infinity Portal application user roles in Check Point Infinity Portal

Configure Check Point Infinity Portal application user roles in Azure AD portal

In this section, you'll create Admin and Read-Only roles in the Azure portal.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select App Registration, select All applications, and then select the Check Point Infinity Portal application.

  2. From the left pane, select App roles, click Create app role and follow these steps:

    a. In the Display name field, enter Admin.

    b. In the Allowed member types, choose Users/Groups.

    c. In the Value field, enter admin.

    d. In the Description field, enter Check Point Infinity Portal Admin role.

    e. Make sure that the enable this app role option is selected.

    f. Click Apply.

    g. Click Create app role again.

    h. In the Display name field, enter Read-Only.

    i. In the Allowed member types, choose Users/Groups.

    j. In the Value field, enter readonly.

    k. In the Description field, enter Check Point Infinity Portal Admin role.

    l. Make sure that the enable this app role option is selected.

    m. Click Apply.

Configure Check Point Infinity Portal application user roles in Check Point Infinity Portal

This configuration is applied only to the groups assigned to the Check Point Infinity Portal application in Azure AD.

In this section, you’ll create one or more User Groups which will hold the Global and Service roles for the relevant Azure AD groups.

  • Copy the ID of the assigned group for use with the Check Point Infinity Portal User Group.
  • For User Group configuration, refer to the Infinity Portal Admin Guide.

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 Check Point Infinity Portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Check Point Infinity Portal.
  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 Check Point Infinity Portal SSO

  1. Log in to your Check Point Infinity Portal company site as an administrator.

  2. Navigate to Global Settings > Account Settings and click Define under SSO Authentication.

    Account

  3. In the SSO Authentication page, select SAML 2.0 as an IDENTITY PROVIDER and click NEXT.

    Authentication

  4. In the VERIFY DOMAIN section, perform the following steps:

    Verify Domain

    a. Copy the DNS record values and add them to the DNS values in your company DNS server.

    b. Enter your company’s domain name in the Domain field and click Validate.

    c. Wait for Check Point to approve the DNS record update, it might take up to 30 minutes.

    d. Click NEXT once the domain name is validated.

  5. In the ALLOW CONNECTIVITY section, perform the following steps:

    Allow Connectivity

    a. Copy Entity ID value, paste this value into the Azure AD Identifier text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    b. Copy Reply URL value, paste this value into the Reply URL text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    c. Copy Sign-on URL value, paste this value into the Sign on URL text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    d. Click NEXT.

  6. In the CONFIGURE section, click Select File and upload the Federation Metadata XML file which you have downloaded from the Azure portal and click NEXT.

    Configure

  7. In the CONFIRM IDENTITY PROVIDER section, review the configurations and click SUBMIT.

    Submit Configuration

Create Check Point Infinity Portal test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Check Point Infinity Portal. Check Point Infinity Portal 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 Check Point Infinity Portal, a new one is created after authentication.

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. This will redirect to Check Point Infinity Portal Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Check Point Infinity Portal Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Check Point Infinity Portal tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Check Point Infinity Portal Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Check Point Infinity Portal 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.