Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Dynatrace
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Dynatrace with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Dynatrace with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Dynatrace.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Dynatrace 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.
- Dynatrace single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Dynatrace supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
- Dynatrace supports Just In Time user provisioning.
The identifier of this application is a fixed string value. Only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add Dynatrace from the gallery
To configure the integration of Dynatrace into Azure AD, you need to add Dynatrace 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 Dynatrace in the search box.
- Select Dynatrace 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 Dynatrace
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Dynatrace 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 Dynatrace.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Dynatrace, complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Configure Dynatrace SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Dynatrace test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Dynatrace 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 Dynatrace 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.
In the Basic SAML Configuration section, the application is pre-configured in IDP initiated mode and the necessary URLs are already pre-populated with Azure. The user needs to save the configuration by clicking the Save button.
Click Set additional URLs and complete the following step to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type the URL:
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML. Select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
In the SAML Signing Certificate section, select the Edit button to open the SAML Signing Certificate dialog box. Complete the following steps:
a. The Signing Option setting is pre-populated. Please review the settings as per your organization.
b. Click Save.
In the Set up Dynatrace section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
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 Dynatrace.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Dynatrace.
- 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 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.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure Dynatrace SSO
To configure single sign-on on the Dynatrace side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML file and the appropriate copied URLs from the Azure portal to Dynatrace. You can follow the instructions on the Dynatrace website to configure the SAML SSO connection on both sides.
Create Dynatrace test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Dynatrace. Dynatrace 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 Dynatrace, a new one is created after authentication.
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 Dynatrace Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Dynatrace 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 Dynatrace 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 Dynatrace 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 Dynatrace for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Dynatrace 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.
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