Tutorial: Integrate dmarcian with Azure Active Directory
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate dmarcian with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate dmarcian with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to dmarcian.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to dmarcian 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.
- dmarcian single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- dmarcian supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
Add dmarcian from the gallery
To configure the integration of dmarcian into Azure AD, you need to add dmarcian 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 dmarcian in the search box.
- Select dmarcian 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 dmarcian
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with dmarcian 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 dmarcian.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with dmarcian, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure dmarcian SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create dmarcian test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in dmarcian 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 dmarcian 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, If you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:
In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
In the Reply URL text box, 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 a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. You will update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-On URL which is explained later in the tutorial.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.
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 dmarcian.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select dmarcian.
- 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'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.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure dmarcian SSO
To automate the configuration within dmarcian, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.
After adding extension to the browser, click on Setup dmarcian will direct you to the dmarcian application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into dmarcian. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-6.
If you want to setup dmarcian manually, open a new web browser window and sign into your dmarcian company site as an administrator and perform the following steps:
Click on Profile on the top-right corner and navigate to Preferences.
Scroll down and click on Single Sign-On section, then click on Configure.
On the SAML Single Sign-On page set the Status as Enabled and perform the following steps:
Under Add dmarcian to your Identity Provider section, click COPY to copy the Assertion Consumer Service URL for your instance and paste it in Reply URL textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.
Under Add dmarcian to your Identity Provider section, click COPY to copy the Entity ID for your instance and paste it in Identifier textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.
Under Set up Authentication section, in the Identity Provider Metadata textbox, paste the App Federation Metadata Url, which you have copied from Azure portal.
Under Set up Authentication section, in the Attribute Statements textbox, paste this URL:
Under Set up Login URL section, copy the Login URL for your instance and paste it in Sign-on URL textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.
You can modify the Login URL according to your organization.
Create dmarcian test user
To enable Azure AD users to sign in to dmarcian, they must be provisioned into dmarcian. In dmarcian, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
Sign in to dmarcian as a Security Administrator.
Click on Profile on the top right-corner and navigate to Manage Users.
On the right side of SSO Users section, click on Add New User.
In the Add New User pop-up, perform the following steps:
In the New User Email textbox, enter the email of the user, such as
If you want to give admin rights to the user, select Make User an Admin.
Click Add User.
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 dmarcian Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to dmarcian 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 dmarcian 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 dmarcian 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 dmarcian for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure dmarcian 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.