Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Deskradar

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Deskradar.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Deskradar 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.
  • Deskradar single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Deskradar supports SP and IDP initiated SSO

To configure the integration of Deskradar into Azure AD, you need to add Deskradar 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 Deskradar in the search box.
  6. Select Deskradar 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 Deskradar

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Deskradar 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 Deskradar.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Deskradar, 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 Deskradar SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Deskradar test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Deskradar 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 Deskradar 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.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, enter the values for the following fields:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<YOURDOMAIN>.deskradar.cloud

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<YOURDOMAIN>.deskradar.cloud/auth/sso/saml/consume

  5. 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 a URL using the following pattern: https://<YOURDOMAIN>.deskradar.cloud/auth/sso/saml/login


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Replace YOURDOMAIN with your Deskradar instance domain. Contact Deskradar 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.

  6. Deskradar 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.


  7. In addition to above, Deskradar 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
    Email user.userprincipalname
  8. 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.

    The Certificate download link

  9. On the Set up Deskradar section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

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 Deskradar.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Deskradar.
  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 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.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Deskradar SSO

  1. To automate the configuration within Deskradar, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.

    My apps extension

  2. After adding extension to the browser, click on Setup Deskradar will direct you to the Deskradar application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into Deskradar. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-7.

    Setup configuration

  3. If you want to setup Deskradar manually, open a new web browser window and sign into your Deskradar company site as an administrator and perform the following steps:

  4. Open Team panel by clicking the icon in the Sidebar.

  5. Switch to Authentication tab.

  6. On the SAML 2.0 tab, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot that shows the "S A M L 2.0" tab with arrows pointing to the "S A M L S S D U R L" and "Identifier Provider Issuer" fields.

    a. Enable SAML authentication method.

    b. In the SAML SSO URL textbox, enter the Login URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    c. In the Identity Provider Issuer textbox, enter the Azure AD Identifier value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

  7. Open the downloaded Certificate (Base64) file with a text editor and copy and paste its content into Public Certificate field in Deskradar.

    Deskradar Configuration

Create Deskradar test user

In this section, you create a user called B.Simon in Deskradar. Work with Deskradar Client support team to add the users in the Deskradar 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.

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to Deskradar Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Deskradar Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

IDP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Deskradar 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 Deskradar 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 Deskradar 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 Deskradar 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.