Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with GTNexus SSO System
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate GTNexus SSO System with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating GTNexus SSO System with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to GTNexus SSO System.
- You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to GTNexus SSO System (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts.
- You can manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
If you want to know more details about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
To configure Azure AD integration with GTNexus SSO System, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
- GTNexus SSO System single sign-on enabled subscription
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- GTNexus SSO System supports IDP initiated SSO
Adding GTNexus SSO System from the gallery
To configure the integration of GTNexus SSO System into Azure AD, you need to add GTNexus SSO System from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add GTNexus SSO System from the gallery, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type GTNexus SSO System, select GTNexus SSO System from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with GTNexus SSO System based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in GTNexus SSO System needs to be established.
To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with GTNexus SSO System, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure GTNexus SSO System Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create GTNexus SSO System test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in GTNexus SSO System that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with GTNexus SSO System, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the GTNexus SSO System application integration page, select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you have Service Provider metadata file, perform the following steps:
a. Click Upload metadata file.
b. Click on folder logo to select the metadata file and click Upload.
c. Once the metadata file is successfully uploaded, the Identifier and Reply URL values get auto populated in GTNexus SSO System section textbox:
If the Identifier and Reply URL values are not getting auto polulated, then fill in the values manually according to your requirement.
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.
Configure GTNexus SSO System Single Sign-On
To configure single sign-on on GTNexus SSO System side, you need to send the Federation Metadata XML to GTNexus SSO System support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
Select New user at the top of the screen.
In the User properties, perform the following steps.
a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name field type firstname.lastname@example.org
For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com
c. Select Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Click Create.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to GTNexus SSO System.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select GTNexus SSO System.
In the applications list, select GTNexus SSO System.
In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.
Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.
Create GTNexus SSO System test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in GTNexus SSO System. Work with GTNexus SSO System support team to add the users in the GTNexus SSO System platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the GTNexus SSO System tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the GTNexus SSO System for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.