Microsoft Entra SSO integration with Connect1
In this article, you'll learn how to integrate Connect1 with Microsoft Entra ID. Connect1 provides complete fleet analytics, real-time status of your fleet, viewing historical trends, receiving on-demand notifications, alerts, and reporting, creating geofences. When you integrate Connect1 with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:
- Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to Connect1.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Connect1 with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location.
You'll configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for Connect1 in a test environment. Connect1 supports both SP and IDP initiated single sign-on.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with Connect1, you need:
- A Microsoft Entra user account. If you don't already have one, you can Create an account for free.
- One of the following roles: Global Administrator, Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator, or owner of the service principal.
- A Microsoft Entra subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
- Connect1 single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
Add application and assign a test user
Before you begin the process of configuring single sign-on, you need to add the Connect1 application from the Microsoft Entra gallery. You need a test user account to assign to the application and test the single sign-on configuration.
Add Connect1 from the Microsoft Entra gallery
Add Connect1 from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with Connect1. For more information on how to add application from the gallery, see the Quickstart: Add application from the gallery.
Create and assign Microsoft Entra test user
Follow the guidelines in the create and assign a user account article to create a test user account called B.Simon.
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, and assign roles. The wizard also provides a link to the single sign-on configuration pane. Learn more about Microsoft 365 wizards..
Configure Microsoft Entra SSO
Complete the following steps to enable Microsoft Entra single sign-on.
Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > Connect1 > Single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, select the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, the user does not have to perform any step as the app is already pre-integrated with Azure.
If you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode, then perform the following step:
In the Sign on URL textbox, type the URL:
Connect1 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, Connect1 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 requirements.
Name Source Attribute companyname user.companyname roles user.assignedroles
Please click here to know how to configure Role in Microsoft Entra ID.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (PEM) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Connect1 section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Configure Connect1 SSO
To configure single sign-on on Connect1 side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (PEM) and appropriate copied URLs from the application configuration to Connect1 support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create Connect1 test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon at Connect1 SSO. Work with Connect1 SSO support team to add the users in the Connect1 SSO platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
In this section, you test your Microsoft Entra single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application, this will redirect to Connect1 Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Connect1 Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
- Click on Test this application, and you should be automatically signed in to the Connect1 for which you set up the SSO.
You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the Connect1 tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign-on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the Connect1 for which you set up the SSO. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.
Once you configure Connect1 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.