Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Elium
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Elium with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Elium with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Elium.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Elium 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.
- Elium single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
This integration is also available to use from Azure AD US Government Cloud environment. You can find this application in the Azure AD US Government Cloud Application Gallery and configure it in the same way as you do from public cloud.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Elium supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
- Elium supports Just In Time user provisioning.
- Elium supports Automated user provisioning.
Add Elium from the gallery
To configure the integration of Elium into Azure AD, you need to add Elium 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 Elium in the search box.
- Select Elium 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 Elium
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Elium 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 Elium.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Elium, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Elium SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Elium test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Elium 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 Elium 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:
a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. 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 get these values from the SP metadata file downloadable at
https://<platform-domain>.elium.com/login/saml2/metadata, which is explained later in this tutorial.
Elium 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.
In addition to above, Elium 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 user.mail first_name user.givenname last_name user.surname job_title user.jobtitle company user.companyname
These are the default claims. Only email claim is required. For JIT provisioning also only email claim is mandatory. Other custom claims can vary from one customer platform to another customer platform.
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.
On the Set up Elium 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 Elium.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Elium.
- 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 Elium SSO
To automate the configuration within Elium, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.
After adding extension to the browser, click on Set up Elium will direct you to the Elium application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into Elium. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-6.
If you want to setup Elium manually, open a new web browser window and sign into your Elium company site as an administrator and perform the following steps:
Click on the User profile from right top corner and then select Settings.
Select Security under Advanced.
Scroll down to the Single sign-on (SSO) section and perform the following steps:
a. Copy the value of Verify that SAML2 authentication works for your account and paste it in the Sign-on URL textbox on the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
After configuring SSO, you can always access the default remote login page at the following URL:
b. Select Enable SAML2 federation checkbox.
c. Select JIT Provisioning checkbox.
d. Open the SP Metadata by clicking on the Download button.
e. Search for the entityID in the SP Metadata file, copy the entityID value and paste it in the Identifier textbox on the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
f. Search for the AssertionConsumerService in the SP Metadata file, copy the Location value and paste it in the Reply URL textbox on the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
g. Open the downloaded metadata file from Azure portal into notepad, copy the content and paste it into the IdP Metadata textbox.
h. Click Save.
Create Elium test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Elium. Elium supports just-in-time provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in Elium, a new one is created when you attempt to access Elium.
Elium also supports automatic user provisioning, you can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.
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 Elium Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Elium 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 Elium 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 Elium 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 Elium for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Elium 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.