Tutorial: Integrate Displayr with Azure Active Directory

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

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

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you will learn to configure Azure AD SSO in your Displayr company.

  • Displayr supports SP initiated SSO.

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

To configure Azure AD SSO with Displayr, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure Displayr SSO to configure the SSO settings on application side.
  3. Restrict access to specific users to restrict which of your Azure AD users can sign in to Displayr.
  4. 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 Displayr 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 a value using the following pattern: <YOURDOMAIN>.displayr.com

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type the URL: https://app.displayr.com/Login/ProcessSamlResponse.

    c. In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<YOURDOMAIN>.displayr.com

    d. Click Save.


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Sign on URL. Contact Displayr 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. 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

  6. Displayr 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. Click Edit icon to open User Attributes dialog.

    Screenshot that shows the "User Attributes" section with the "Edit" icon highlighted.

  7. In addition to above, Displayr application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response. In the User Attributes & Claims section on the Group Claims (Preview) dialog, perform the following steps:

    a. Click Add a group claim.

    Screenshot that shows the "Group Claims (Preview) window with settings selected.

    b. Select All Groups from the radio list.

    c. Select Source Attribute of Group ID.

    f. Click Save.

  8. On the Set-up Displayr section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Configure Displayr SSO

  1. To automate the configuration within Displayr, 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 Displayr will direct you to the Displayr application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into Displayr. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-6.

    Setup configuration

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

  4. Click on the User icon, then navigate to Account settings.

    Screenshot that shows the "Settings" icon and "Account" selected.

  5. Switch to Settings from the top menu and scroll down the page to click on Configure Single Sign On (SAML).

    Screenshot that shows the "Settings" tab selected and the "Configure Single Sign On (S A M L)" action selected.

  6. On the Single Sign On (SAML) page, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot that shows the Configuration.

    a. Check the Enable Single Sign On (SAML) box.

    b. Copy the actual Identifier value from the Basic SAML Configuration section of Azure AD and paste it into the Issuer text box.

    c. In the Login URL text box, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    d. In the Logout URL text box, paste the value of Logout URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    e. Open the Certificate (Base64) in Notepad, copy its content and paste it into the Certificate text box.

    f. Group mappings are optional.

    g. Click Save.

Restrict access to specific users

By default, all users in the tenant where you added the Displayr application can log in to Displayr by using SSO. If you want to restrict access to specific users or groups, see Restrict your Azure AD app to a set of users in an Azure AD tenant.

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 Displayr Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

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

Next steps

Once you configure Displayr 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.