Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with ChronicX®
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate ChronicX® with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate ChronicX® with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to ChronicX®.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to ChronicX® 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.
- ChronicX® 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.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- ChronicX® supports SP initiated SSO.
- ChronicX® 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.
Add ChronicX® from the gallery
To configure the integration of ChronicX® into Azure AD, you need to add ChronicX® 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 ChronicX® in the search box.
- Select ChronicX® 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 ChronicX®
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with ChronicX® 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 ChronicX®.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with ChronicX®, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure ChronicX SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create ChronicX test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in ChronicX® 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 ChronicX® 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 the value:
b. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
The Sign-on URL value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact ChronicX® Client support team to get the value. 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, click Download to download the Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up ChronicX® 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 ChronicX®.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select ChronicX®.
- 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 ChronicX SSO
To configure single sign-on on ChronicX® side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to ChronicX® support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create ChronicX test user
In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in ChronicX®. ChronicX® 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 ChronicX®, a new one is created after authentication.
If you need to create a user manually, contact ChronicX® support team.
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 ChronicX® Sign-On URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to ChronicX® Sign-On URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the ChronicX® tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to ChronicX® Sign-On URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure ChronicX® 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.