Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Envi MMIS
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Envi MMIS with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Envi MMIS with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Envi MMIS.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Envi MMIS 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.
- Envi MMIS single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Envi MMIS supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
Add Envi MMIS from the gallery
To configure the integration of Envi MMIS into Azure AD, you need to add Envi MMIS 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 Envi MMIS in the search box.
- Select Envi MMIS 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 Envi MMIS
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Envi MMIS 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 Envi MMIS.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Envi MMIS, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Envi MMIS SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Envi MMIS test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Envi MMIS 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 Envi MMIS 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. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact Envi MMIS 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.
On the Set-up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Envi MMIS section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per 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 email@example.com. 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 Envi MMIS.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Envi MMIS.
- 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 Envi MMIS SSO
In a different web browser window, sign into your Envi MMIS site as an administrator.
Click on My Domain tab.
Select Use remote authentication checkbox and then select HTTP Redirect from the Authentication Type dropdown.
Select Resources tab and then click Upload Metadata.
In the Upload Metadata pop-up, perform the following steps:
Select File option from the Upload From dropdown.
Upload the downloaded metadata file from Azure portal by selecting the choose file icon.
After uploading the downloaded metadata file, the fields will get populated automatically. Click Update.
Create Envi MMIS test user
To enable Azure AD users to sign in to Envi MMIS, they must be provisioned into Envi MMIS. In the case of Envi MMIS, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
Sign in to your Envi MMIS company site as an administrator.
Click on User List tab.
Click Add User button.
In the Add User section, perform the following steps:
In the User Name textbox, type the username of Britta Simon account like firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the First Name textbox, type the first name of BrittaSimon like Britta.
In the Last Name textbox, type the last name of BrittaSimon like Simon.
Enter the Title of the user in the Title of the textbox.
In the Email Address textbox, type the email address of Britta Simon account like email@example.com.
In the SSO User Name textbox, type the username of Britta Simon account like firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Envi MMIS Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Envi MMIS 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 Envi MMIS 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 Envi MMIS 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 Envi MMIS for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Envi MMIS 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.