Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with ClickTime
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate ClickTime with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate ClickTime with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to ClickTime.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to ClickTime 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.
- ClickTime single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- ClickTime supports IDP initiated SSO.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add ClickTime from the gallery
To configure the integration of ClickTime into Azure AD, you need to add ClickTime 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 ClickTime in the search box.
- Select ClickTime 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 ClickTime
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with ClickTime 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 ClickTime.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with ClickTime, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure ClickTime SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create ClickTime test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in ClickTime 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 ClickTime 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 Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, perform the following steps:
a. In the Identifier text box, type the URL:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type one of the following URLs:
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 ClickTime 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 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 ClickTime.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select ClickTime.
- 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 ClickTime SSO
In a different web browser window, log into your ClickTime company site as an administrator.
In the toolbar on the top, click Preferences, and then click Security Settings.
In the Single Sign-On Preferences configuration section, perform the following steps:
a. Select Allow sign-in using Single Sign-On (SSO) with Azure AD.
b. In the Identity Provider Endpoint textbox, paste Login URL which you have copied from Azure portal.
c. Open the base-64 encoded certificate downloaded from Azure portal in Notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the X.509 Certificate textbox.
d. Click Save.
Create ClickTime test user
In order to enable Azure AD users to log into ClickTime, they must be provisioned into ClickTime.
In the case of ClickTime, provisioning is a manual task.
You can use any other ClickTime user account creation tools or APIs provided by ClickTime to provision Azure AD user accounts.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
Log in to your ClickTime tenant.
In the toolbar on the top, click Company, and then click People.
Click Add Person.
In the New Person section, perform the following steps:
a. In the full name textbox, type full name of user like Britta Simon.
b. In the email address textbox, type the email of user like firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to, you can set additional properties of the new person object.
c. Click Save.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the ClickTime for which you set up the SSO.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the ClickTime tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the ClickTime for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure ClickTime 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.