Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with CloudPassage
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate CloudPassage with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate CloudPassage with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to CloudPassage.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed in to CloudPassage with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.
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.
- CloudPassage single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- CloudPassage supports SP initiated SSO
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Adding CloudPassage from the gallery
To configure the integration of CloudPassage into Azure AD, you need to add CloudPassage 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 CloudPassage in the search box.
- Select CloudPassage 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 single sign-on for CloudPassage
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with CloudPassage 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 CloudPassage.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with CloudPassage, complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure CloudPassage SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create CloudPassage test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in CloudPassage 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 CloudPassage 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 edit/pen 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 Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
https://portal.cloudpassage.com/saml/consume/accountid. You can get your value for this attribute by clicking SSO Setup documentation in the Single Sign-on Settings section of your CloudPassage portal.
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign-On URL and Reply URL. Contact CloudPassage 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.
CloudPassage application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes.
In addition to above, CloudPassage application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response which are shown below. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirement.
Name Source Attribute firstname user.givenname lastname user.surname user.mail
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 CloudPassage 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 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 CloudPassage.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
In the applications list, select CloudPassage.
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 CloudPassage SSO
In a different browser window, sign-on to your CloudPassage company site as administrator.
In the menu on the top, click Settings, and then click Site Administration.
Click the Authentication Settings tab.
In the Single Sign-on Settings section, perform the following steps:
a. Select Enable Single sign-on(SSO)(SSO Setup Documentation) checkbox.
b. Paste Azure AD Identifier into the SAML issuer URL textbox.
c. Paste Login URL into the SAML endpoint URL textbox.
d. Paste Logout URL into the Logout landing page textbox.
e. Open your downloaded certificate in notepad, copy the content of downloaded certificate into your clipboard, and then paste it into the x 509 certificate textbox.
f. Click Save.
Create CloudPassage test user
The objective of this section is to create a user called B.Simon in CloudPassage.
To create a user called B.Simon in CloudPassage, perform the following steps:
Sign-on to your CloudPassage company site as an administrator.
In the toolbar on the top, click Settings, and then click Site Administration.
Click the Users tab, and then click Add New User.
In the Add New User section, perform the following steps:
a. In the First Name textbox, type Britta.
b. In the Last Name textbox, type Simon.
c. In the Username textbox, the Email textbox and the Retype Email textbox, type Britta's user name in Azure AD.
d. As Access Type, select Enable Halo Portal Access.
e. Click Add.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the CloudPassage tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the CloudPassage for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.