Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Dining Sidekick

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

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

Scenario description

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

  • Dining Sidekick supports SP initiated SSO.

Note

Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Dining Sidekick 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 Dining Sidekick.

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

    a. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type the URL: https://api.diningsidekick.com

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type the URL: https://api.diningsidekick.com/api_user/samlsuccess

    c. In the Sign on URL text box, type the URL: https://api.diningsidekick.com/api_user/samllogin

  5. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up Dining Sidekick 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 Dining Sidekick.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Dining Sidekick.
  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 Dining Sidekick SSO

To configure single sign-on on Dining Sidekick side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Dining Sidekick support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create Dining Sidekick test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Dining Sidekick. Work with Dining Sidekick support team to add the users in the Dining Sidekick 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. This will redirect to Dining Sidekick Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Open Dining Sidekick mobile app, choose Sidekick University and then initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Dining Sidekick tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Dining Sidekick Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Dining Sidekick 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.