Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Mind Tools Toolkit
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Mind Tools Toolkit with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Mind Tools Toolkit with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Mind Tools Toolkit.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed in to Mind Tools Toolkit (single sign-on) with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location: the Azure portal.
To configure Azure AD integration with Mind Tools Toolkit, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
- A Mind Tools Toolkit subscription with single sign-on (SSO) enabled.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Mind Tools Toolkit supports SP-initiated SSO.
- Mind Tools Toolkit supports just-in-time user provisioning.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add Mind Tools Toolkit from the gallery
To configure the integration of Mind Tools Toolkit into Azure AD, you need to add Mind Tools Toolkit from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal by using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the leftmost navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Go to Enterprise Applications, and then select All Applications.
- To add a new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, enter Mind Tools Toolkit in the search box.
- Select Mind Tools Toolkit from the search results, 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 Mind Tools Toolkit
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Mind Tools Toolkit 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 Mind Tools Toolkit.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Mind Tools Toolkit, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Mind Tools Toolkit SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Mind Tools Toolkit test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Mind Tools Toolkit 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 Mind Tools Toolkit 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.
In the Basic SAML Configuration section, in the Sign-on URL box, enter a URL having the pattern
The Sign-on URL value isn't real. Update the value with the actual sign-on URL. Contact the Mind Tools Toolkit Client support team to get the value.
On the Set-up Single Sign-On with SAML page, go to the SAML Signing Certificate section. To the right of Federation Metadata XML, select Download to download the XML text and save it on your computer. The XML contents depend on the options you select.
In the Set up Mind Tools Toolkit section, copy whichever of the following URLs you need.
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 Mind Tools Toolkit.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Mind Tools Toolkit.
- 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 Mind Tools Toolkit SSO
To configure single sign-on on the Mind Tools Toolkit side, send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML text and the previously copied URLs to the Mind Tools Toolkit support team. They configure this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create Mind Tools Toolkit test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Mind Tools Toolkit. Mind Tools Toolkit supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There's no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in Mind Tools Toolkit, a new one is created after authentication.
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 Mind Tools Toolkit Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Mind Tools Toolkit Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Mind Tools Toolkit tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Mind Tools Toolkit Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Mind Tools Toolkit 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.