Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Grammarly
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Grammarly with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Grammarly with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Grammarly.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Grammarly 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.
- Grammarly single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Grammarly supports IDP initiated SSO.
- Grammarly supports automated user provisioning and deprovisioning (recommended).
- Grammarly 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 Grammarly from the gallery
To configure the integration of Grammarly into Azure AD, you need to add Grammarly 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 Grammarly in the search box.
- Select Grammarly 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 Grammarly
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Grammarly 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 Grammarly.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Grammarly, 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 Grammarly SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Grammarly test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Grammarly 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 Grammarly 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, the application is pre-configured and the necessary URLs are already pre-populated with Azure. The user needs to save the configuration by clicking the Save button.
Grammarly application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format. These attributes are also pre-populated but you can review them as per your requirements.
Name Source Attribute FirstName user.givenname LastName user.surname EmailAddress user.principalname
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Grammarly 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 Grammarly.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Grammarly.
- 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 Grammarly SSO
To configure single sign-on on Grammarly, you need to copy the Login URL, Azure AD identifier, and the downloaded Certificate (Base64) to the Grammarly Admin panel. Learn how.
Create Grammarly test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Grammarly. Grammarly supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in Grammarly, 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 and you should be automatically signed in to the Grammarly for which you set up the SSO.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Grammarly tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the Grammarly for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Grammarly 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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