Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Crayon
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Crayon with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Crayon with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Crayon.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Crayon 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.
- Crayon 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 SSO in a test environment.
- Crayon supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
- Crayon supports Just In Time user provisioning.
Add Crayon from the gallery
To configure the integration of Crayon into Azure AD, you need to add Crayon 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 Crayon in the search box.
- Select Crayon 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 Crayon
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Crayon 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 at Crayon.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Crayon, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Crayon SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Crayon test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Crayon 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 Crayon 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 textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type the URL:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact Crayon support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
Crayon 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, Crayon 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 user.mail firstName user.givenname lastName user.surname jobTitle user.jobtitle
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 Crayon 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 Crayon.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Crayon.
- 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 Crayon SSO
To configure single sign-on on Crayon side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Base64) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Crayon support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create Crayon test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Crayon. Crayon 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 Crayon, a new one is created after authentication.
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 Crayon Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Crayon Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
- Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Crayon 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 Crayon 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 Crayon for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Crayon 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.
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