Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Headspace
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Headspace with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Headspace with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Headspace.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Headspace 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.
- Headspace single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
- Along with Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator can also add or manage applications in Azure AD. For more information, see Azure built-in roles.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Headspace supports SP initiated SSO.
- Headspace supports Just In Time user provisioning.
Add Headspace from the gallery
To configure the integration of Headspace into Azure AD, you need to add Headspace 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 Headspace in the search box.
- Select Headspace 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 Headspace
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Headspace 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 Headspace.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Headspace, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Headspace SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Headspace test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Headspace 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 Headspace 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 Identifier textbox, type a value using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a value using the following pattern:
c. In the Sign on URL textbox, type the URL:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact Headspace 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.
Headspace application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes.
In addition to above, Headspace application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response, which are shown below. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirements.
Name Source Attribute user.userprincipalname family_name user.surname given_name user.givenname
In order to fill Headspace's requirements, please follow the steps below to correctly configure the necessary Attributes & Claims:
Click the pencil or Edit in the Attributes & Claims modal which should open a new page.
Update the claims to match the below image, see step 3 for configuring
- Open to manage the
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (PEM) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Headspace 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 Headspace.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Headspace.
- 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 Headspace SSO
To configure single sign-on on Headspace side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (PEM) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Headspace support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create Headspace test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Headspace. Headspace 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 Headspace, 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 Headspace Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Headspace Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Headspace tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Headspace Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Headspace 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.