Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with HRworks Single Sign-On

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate HRworks Single Sign-On with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate HRworks Single Sign-On with Azure AD, you can:

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

Prerequisites

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.
  • HRworks Single Sign-On single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • HRworks Single Sign-On supports SP initiated SSO.

Note

Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

To configure the integration of HRworks Single Sign-On into Azure AD, you need to add HRworks Single Sign-On from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type HRworks Single Sign-On in the search box.
  6. Select HRworks Single Sign-On 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 HRworks Single Sign-On

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with HRworks Single Sign-On 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 HRworks Single Sign-On.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with HRworks Single Sign-On, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
    1. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure HRworks Single Sign-On SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create HRworks Single Sign-On test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in HRworks Single Sign-On that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  3. Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the HRworks Single Sign-On 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, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

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

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://login.hrworks.de/?companyId=<COMPANY_ID>&directssologin=true

    Note

    The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. See HRworks Single Sign-On Helpcenter article to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up HRworks Single Sign-On section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. In the Name field, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name field, enter the username@companydomain.extension. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.
    3. Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
    4. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to HRworks Single Sign-On.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select HRworks Single Sign-On.
  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
  5. In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. 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.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure HRworks Single Sign-On SSO

  1. To automate the configuration within HRworks Single Sign-On, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.

    My apps extension

  2. After adding extension to the browser, click on Set up HRworks Single Sign-On will direct you to the HRworks Single Sign-On application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into HRworks Single Sign-On. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-4.

    Setup configuration

  3. If you want to setup HRworks Single Sign-On manually, open a new web browser window and sign into your HRworks Single Sign-On company site as an administrator and perform the following steps:

  4. Click on Administrator > Basics > Security > Single Sign-on from the left side of menu bar and perform the following steps:

    Configure single sign-on

    a. Check the Use Single Sign-on box.

    b. Select XML Metadata as Meta data input method.

    c. Select Individual NameID identifier as Value for NameID.

    d. In Notepad, open the Metadata XML that you downloaded from the Azure portal, copy its content, and then paste it into the Metadata textbox.

    e. Click Save.

Create HRworks Single Sign-On test user

To enable Azure AD users, sign in to HRworks Single Sign-On, they must be provisioned into HRworks Single Sign-On. In HRworks Single Sign-On, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign in to HRworks Single Sign-On as an Administrator.

  2. Click on Administrator > Persons > Persons > New person from the left side of menu bar.

    Screenshot shows Screenshot shows H R works page with Persons and New person selected.

  3. On the Pop-up, click Next.

    Screenshot shows a list of countries for you to choose from for the person.

  4. On the Create new person with country for legal terms pop-up, fill the respective details like First name, Last name and click Create.

    Screenshot shows text boxes where you can enter first and last names for the person.

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 HRworks Single Sign-On Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

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

Next steps

Once you configure HRworks Single Sign-On 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.