Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Cheetah For Benelux

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Cheetah For Benelux with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Cheetah For Benelux with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Cheetah For Benelux.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Cheetah For Benelux 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.
  • Cheetah For Benelux single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
  • Along with Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator can also add or manage applications in Azure AD. For more information, see Azure built-in roles.

Scenario description

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

  • Cheetah For Benelux supports SP initiated SSO.
  • Cheetah For Benelux supports Just In Time user provisioning.


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

To configure the integration of Cheetah For Benelux into Azure AD, you need to add Cheetah For Benelux 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 Cheetah For Benelux in the search box.
  6. Select Cheetah For Benelux 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 Cheetah For Benelux

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Cheetah For Benelux 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 Cheetah For Benelux.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Cheetah For Benelux, 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 Cheetah For Benelux SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Cheetah For Benelux test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Cheetah For Benelux 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 Cheetah For Benelux 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.

    Screenshot shows to edit Basic S A M L Configuration.

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Reply URL textbox, type the URL: https://ups.eu.sso.cheetah.com/saml2/idpresponse

    b. In the Sign-on URL text box, type the URL: https://ups.eu.sso.cheetah.com/login?client_id=5c2m16mhv4cd4o5cpgekmsmlne&response_type=token&scope=aws.cognito.signin.user.admin+openid+profile&redirect_uri=https://prodeditor.eu.cheetah.com/CssWebTask/landing/?cheetah_client=BNLX

  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.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

  6. On the Set up Cheetah For Benelux section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Screenshot shows to copy configuration appropriate U R L.

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 Cheetah For Benelux.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Cheetah For Benelux.
  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 Cheetah For Benelux SSO

To configure single sign-on on Cheetah For Benelux side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Cheetah For Benelux support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create Cheetah For Benelux test user

In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Cheetah For Benelux. Cheetah For Benelux 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 Cheetah For Benelux, 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 Cheetah For Benelux Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Cheetah For Benelux Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

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

Next steps

Once you configure Cheetah For Benelux 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 Cloud App Security.