Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Clebex
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Clebex with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Clebex with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Clebex.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Clebex 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.
- Clebex single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
Clebex supports SP initiated SSO.
Clebex supports Just In Time user provisioning.
Clebex supports Automated user provisioning.
Add Clebex from the gallery
To configure the integration of Clebex into Azure AD, you need to add Clebex 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 Clebex in the search box.
- Select Clebex 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 Clebex
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Clebex 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 Clebex.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Clebex, 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 Clebex SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Clebex test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Clebex 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 Clebex 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, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Identifier box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
c. In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-On URL. Contact Clebex Client support team to get these values. 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, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Clebex 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 Clebex.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Clebex.
- 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 Clebex SSO
To automate the configuration within Clebex, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.
After adding extension to the browser, click on Set up Clebex will direct you to the Clebex application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into Clebex. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-10.
If you want to setup Clebex manually, in a different web browser window, sign in to your Clebex company site as an administrator.
Go to the COMPANY ADMIN -> Connectors -> Single Sign On (SSO) and click select.
In the CONNECTORS, select Azure SSO and perform the following steps in the EDIT-CONNECTOR section.
a. Copy IDENTIFIER value, paste this value into the 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. In the ENTITY ID textbox, paste the Azure AD Identifier value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
d. In the SAML textbox, paste the Login URL value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
e. Open the downloaded Certificate (Base64) from the Azure portal into Notepad and paste the content into the CERTIFICATE textbox.
f. Click SAVE-CHANGES.
Create Clebex test user
In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Clebex. Clebex 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 Clebex, a new one is created after authentication.
Clebex also supports automatic user provisioning, you can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.
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 Clebex Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Clebex Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Clebex tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Clebex Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Clebex 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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