Azure Active Directory SSO integration with HighQ

In this article, you'll learn how to integrate HighQ with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Thomson Reuters HighQ is a simple, flexible, and expandable solution that transforms the way law firms and corporate legal departments work and engage with their clients and colleagues. When you integrate HighQ with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to HighQ.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to HighQ with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

You'll configure and test Azure AD single sign-on for HighQ in a test environment. HighQ supports only SP initiated single sign-on.

Prerequisites

To integrate Azure Active Directory with HighQ, you need:

  • An Azure AD 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.
  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • HighQ single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Add application and assign a test user

Before you begin the process of configuring single sign-on, you need to add the HighQ application from the Azure AD gallery. You need a test user account to assign to the application and test the single sign-on configuration.

Add HighQ from the Azure AD application gallery to configure single sign-on with HighQ. For more information on how to add application from the gallery, see the Quickstart: Add application from the gallery.

Create and assign Azure AD test user

Follow the guidelines in the create and assign a user account article to create a test user account in the Azure portal 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 in the Azure portal. Learn more about Microsoft 365 wizards..

Configure Azure AD SSO

Complete the following steps to enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the HighQ application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.

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

  3. 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.

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

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CustomerName>/domain.extension/

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CustomerName>/domain.extension/

    c. In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CustomerName>/domain.extension/

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact HighQ 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.

  5. Your HighQ 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 an example for this. The default value of Unique User Identifier is user.userprincipalname but HighQ expects this to be mapped with the user's email address. For that you can use user.mail attribute from the list or use the appropriate attribute value based on your organization configuration.

    Screenshot shows the image of attributes.

    Note

    Please delete remaining default attributes manually from the claims section.

  6. In addition to above, HighQ 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
    Mail user.mail
  7. 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 computer.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

Configure HighQ SSO

To configure single sign-on on HighQ side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to HighQ support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create HighQ test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in HighQ. Work with HighQ support team to add the users in the HighQ platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Test SSO

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 HighQ Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to HighQ Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the HighQ tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to HighQ Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Additional resources

Next steps

Once you configure HighQ 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.