Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Helper Helper
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Helper Helper with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Helper Helper with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Helper Helper.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Helper Helper 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.
- Helper Helper single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Helper Helper supports SP and IDP initiated SSO and supports Just In Time user provisioning.
Add Helper Helper from the gallery
To configure the integration of Helper Helper into Azure AD, you need to add Helper Helper 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 Helper Helper in the search box.
- Select Helper Helper 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 Helper Helper
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Helper Helper 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 Helper Helper.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Helper Helper, 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 Helper Helper SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Helper Helper test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Helper Helper 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 Helper Helper 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, if you have Service Provider metadata file and wish to configure in IDP initiated mode perform the following steps:
Go to the URL
https://sso.helperhelper.com/saml/<customer_id>to get the Service Provider metadata file. Contact Helper Helper Client support team for
a. Click Upload metadata file.
b. Click on folder logo to select the metadata file and click Upload.
c. After the metadata file is successfully uploaded, the Identifier and Reply URL values get auto populated in Basic SAML Configuration section.
If the Identifier and Reply URL values do not get auto poplulated, then fill in the values manually according to your requirement.
Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
The Sign-on URL value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign-on URL. Contact Helper Helper Client support team to get this value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.l.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your Notepad.
On the Set up Helper Helper 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 Helper Helper.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Helper Helper.
- 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're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure Helper Helper SSO
To configure single sign-on on Helper Helper side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to Helper Helper support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create Helper Helper test user
In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Helper Helper. Helper Helper 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 Helper Helper, 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 Helper Helper Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Helper Helper Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
- Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Helper Helper for which you set up the SSO.
You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the Helper Helper tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the Helper Helper for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Helper Helper 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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