Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Gigya
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Gigya with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Gigya with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Gigya.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Gigya 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.
- Gigya single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Gigya supports SP initiated SSO.
Add Gigya from the gallery
To configure the integration of Gigya into Azure AD, you need to add Gigya 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 Gigya in the search box.
- Select Gigya 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 Gigya
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Gigya 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 Gigya.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Gigya, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Gigya SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Gigya test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Gigya 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 Gigya 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 steps:
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. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact Gigya 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 Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Gigya 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 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 Gigya.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Gigya.
- 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 Gigya SSO
In a different web browser window, log into your Gigya company site as an administrator.
Go to Settings > SAML Login, and then click the Add button.
In the SAML Login section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Name textbox, type a name for your configuration.
b. In Issuer textbox, paste the value of Azure Ad Identifier which you have copied from Azure portal.
c. In Single Sign-On Service URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL which you have copied from Azure portal.
d. In Name ID Format textbox, paste the value of Name Identifier Format which you have copied from Azure portal.
e. Open your base-64 encoded certificate in notepad downloaded from Azure portal, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the X.509 Certificate textbox.
f. Click Save Settings.
Create Gigya test user
In order to enable Azure AD users to log into Gigya, they must be provisioned into Gigya. In the case of Gigya, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user accounts, perform the following steps:
Log in to your Gigya company site as an administrator.
Go to Admin > Manage Users, and then click Invite Users.
On the Invite Users dialog, perform the following steps:
a. In the Email textbox, type the email alias of a valid Azure Active Directory account you want to provision.
b. Click Invite User.
The Azure Active Directory account holder will receive an email that includes a link to confirm the account before it becomes active.
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 Gigya Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Gigya Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Gigya tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Gigya Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Gigya 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.