Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Aventri
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Aventri with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Aventri with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Aventri.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Aventri with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.
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.
- Aventri single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Aventri supports SP initiated SSO
- Once you configure Aventri you can enforce Session Control, which protect exfiltration and infiltration of your organization’s sensitive data in real-time. Session Control extend from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.
Adding Aventri from the gallery
To configure the integration of Aventri into Azure AD, you need to add Aventri 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 Aventri in the search box.
- Select Aventri 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 single sign-on for Aventri
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Aventri 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 Aventri.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Aventri, 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 Aventri SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Aventri test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Aventri 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 Aventri 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 edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. You update the value with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier, which is explained later in the tutorial.
Aventri 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, Aventri 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 requirement.
Name Source Attribute user.mail
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 Aventri 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 Aventri.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
In the applications list, select Aventri.
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 Aventri SSO
To get SSO configured for your application, perform the following steps in the Aventri application:
a. Sign in to Aventri application using the Admin rights.
b. Go to the SAML Configuration.
c. In the General Settings section, open your downloaded certificate from Azure portal in notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the IDP metadata textbox.
d. Click on the Save & Stay button.
e. Click on the Update Metadata button in the SAML Metadata section.
f. This opens the page and performs SSO. Once the SSO is working then you can set up the username.
g. In the Username field, select the emailaddress as shown in the image below.
h. Copy the SP entity ID value and paste it into the Identifier textbox, which is in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.
i. Copy the SSO URL / ACS value and paste it into the Sign-on URL textbox, which is in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.
Create Aventri test user
In this section, you create a user called B.Simon in Aventri. Work with Aventri Client support team to add the users in the Aventri platform.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Aventri tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Aventri for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.
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