Microsoft Entra SSO integration with HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP)

In this article, you learn how to integrate HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) with Microsoft Entra ID. HashiCorp Cloud Platform hosting managed services of the developer tools created by HashiCorp, such Terraform, Vault, Boundary, and Consul. When you integrate HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:

  • Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP).
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location.

You configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) in a test environment. HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) supports only SP initiated single sign-on.


To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP), you need:

  • A Microsoft Entra user account. If you don't already have one, you can Create an account for free.
  • One of the following roles: Global Administrator, Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator, or owner of the service principal.
  • A Microsoft Entra subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) single sign-on (SSO) enabled organization.

Add application and assign a test user

Before you begin the process of configuring single sign-on, you need to add the HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) application from the Microsoft Entra gallery. You need a test user account to assign to the application and test the single sign-on configuration.

Add HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP). For more information on how to add application from the gallery, see the Quickstart: Add application from the gallery.

Create and assign Microsoft Entra test user

Follow the guidelines in the create and assign a user account article to create a test user account called B.Simon.

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, and assign roles. The wizard also provides a link to the single sign-on configuration pane. Learn more about Microsoft 365 wizards..

Configure Microsoft Entra SSO

Complete the following steps to enable Microsoft Entra single sign-on.

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Entra admin center as at least a Cloud Application Administrator.

  2. Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) > Single sign-on.

  3. On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  4. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, select the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Screenshot shows how to edit Basic SAML Configuration.

  5. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    1. In the Identifier textbox, type a value using the following pattern: urn:hashicorp:HCP-SSO-<HCP_ORG_ID>-samlp

    2. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:<ORG_ID>-samlp

    3. In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:<HCP_ORG_ID>-samlp


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign on URL. These values are also pregenerated for you on the "Setup SAML SSO" page within your Organization settings in HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP). For more information SAML documentation is provided on HashiCorp's Developer site. Contact HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) Client support team for any questions about this process. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.

  6. 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.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

  7. On the Set up HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Screenshot shows to copy configuration appropriate URL.

Configure HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) SSO

To configure single sign-on on the HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) side, you need to add a verification record TXT to your domain host, add the downloaded Certificate (Base64) and Login URL copied from Azure portal to your HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) Organization "Setup SAML SSO" page. Please refer to the SAML documentation that is provided on HashiCorp's Developer site. Contact HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) Client support team for any questions about this process.

Test SSO

In the previous Create and assign Microsoft Entra test user section, you created a user called B.Simon and assigned it to the HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) app within the Azure portal. This can now be used for testing the SSO connection. You may also use any account that is already associated with the HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) app.

Additional resources

Next steps

Once you configure HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) 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 Cloud App Security.