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

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

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

Scenario description

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


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

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Druva 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 Druva.

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

    b. In the Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL) text box, type the URL: https://cloud.druva.com/wrsaml/consume.

  5. Click Save.

  6. Druva 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, Druva 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 requirements.

    Name Source Attribute
    emailAddress user.email
    druva_auth_token SSO Token generated from DCP Admin Console, without quotation marks. For example: X-XXXXX-XXXX-S-A-M-P-L-E+TXOXKXEXNX=. Azure automatically adds quotation marks around the auth token.
  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 Druva 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 Druva.

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

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to your Druva company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on the Druva logo on top left corner and then click Druva Cloud Settings.


  3. On the Single Sign-On tab, click Edit.

    Screenshot that shows the "Access Settings - Single Sign-On" tab with the "Edit" button selected.

  4. On the Edit Single Sign-On Settings page, perform the following steps:

    Single Sign-On Settings

    1. In ID Provider Login URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    2. Open your base-64 encoded certificate in notepad, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the ID Provider Certificate textbox.


      To Enable Single Sign-On for administrators, select Administrators log into Druva Cloud through SSO provider and Allow failsafe access to Druva Cloud administrators(recommended) checkboxes. Druva recommends to enable Failsafe for Administrators so that they have to access the DCP console in case of any failures in IdP. It also enables the administrators to use both SSO and DCP password to access the DCP console.

    3. Click Save. This enables the access to Druva Cloud Platform using SSO.

Create Druva test user

In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Druva. Druva supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in Druva, a new one is created after authentication.

Druva also supports automatic user provisioning, you can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.

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 Druva for which you set up the SSO.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Druva tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the Druva 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 Druva 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.