Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Cyara CX Assurance Platform

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Cyara CX Assurance Platform with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Cyara CX Assurance Platform with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Cyara CX Assurance Platform.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Cyara CX Assurance Platform with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

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.
  • Cyara CX Assurance Platform 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.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • Cyara CX Assurance Platform supports IDP initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of Cyara CX Assurance Platform into Azure AD, you need to add Cyara CX Assurance Platform from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type Cyara CX Assurance Platform in the search box.
  6. Select Cyara CX Assurance Platform 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 Cyara CX Assurance Platform

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Cyara CX Assurance Platform 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 Cyara CX Assurance Platform.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Cyara CX Assurance Platform, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
    1. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure Cyara CX Assurance Platform SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Cyara CX Assurance Platform test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Cyara CX Assurance Platform that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  3. Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Cyara CX Assurance Platform application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.

  2. On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  3. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Screenshot shows to edit Basic S A M L Configuration.

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://www.cyaraportal.us/cyarawebidentity/identity/<provider>

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://www.cyaraportal.us/cyarawebidentity/identity/<provider>/Acs

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact Cyara CX Assurance Platform 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.

  5. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Edit button to open SAML Signing Certificate dialog.

    Screenshot shows to Edit SAML Signing Certificate.

  6. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the Thumbprint Value and save it on your computer.

    Screenshot shows to Copy Thumbprint value.

  7. On the Set up Cyara CX Assurance Platform section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Screenshot shows to copy configuration appropriate U R L.

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. In the Name field, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name field, enter the username@companydomain.extension. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.
    3. Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
    4. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Cyara CX Assurance Platform.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Cyara CX Assurance Platform.
  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
  5. In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. 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.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Cyara CX Assurance Platform SSO

To configure single sign-on on Cyara CX Assurance Platform side, you need to send the Thumbprint Value and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Cyara CX Assurance Platform support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create Cyara CX Assurance Platform test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Cyara CX Assurance Platform. Work with Cyara CX Assurance Platform support team to add the users in the Cyara CX Assurance Platform platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Test SSO

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 Cyara CX Assurance Platform for which you set up the SSO.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Cyara CX Assurance Platform tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the Cyara CX Assurance Platform for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Cyara CX Assurance Platform 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.