Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with FM:Systems
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate FM:Systems with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate FM:Systems with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to FM:Systems.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to FM:Systems with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To configure Azure AD integration with FM:Systems, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account.
- FM:Systems single sign-on enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- FM:Systems supports IDP initiated SSO.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add FM:Systems from the gallery
To configure the integration of FM:Systems into Azure AD, you need to add FM:Systems 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 FM:Systems in the search box.
- Select FM:Systems 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 FM:Systems
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with FM:Systems 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 FM:Systems.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with FM:Systems, perform the following steps:
- 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 FM:Systems SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create FM:Systems test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in FM:Systems 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 FM:Systems 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, perform the following step:
In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
This value is not real. Update this value with the actual Reply URL. Contact FM:Systems Client support team to get the value. 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 FM:Systems 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 FM:Systems.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select FM:Systems.
- 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 FM:Systems SSO
To configure single sign-on on FM:Systems side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to FM:Systems support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create FM:Systems test user
In a web browser window, sign into your FM:Systems company site as an administrator.
Go to System Administration > Manage Security > Users > User list.
Click Create new user.
In the Create User section, perform the following steps:
a. Type the UserName, the Password, Confirm Password, E-mail and the Employee ID of a valid Azure Active Directory account you want to provision into the related textboxes.
b. Click Next.
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 FM:Systems for which you set up the SSO.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the FM:Systems tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the FM:Systems for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure FM:Systems 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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