Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with IDrive360
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate IDrive360 with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate IDrive360 with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to IDrive360.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to IDrive360 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.
- IDrive360 single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- IDrive360 supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add IDrive360 from the gallery
To configure the integration of IDrive360 into Azure AD, you need to add IDrive360 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 IDrive360 in the search box.
- Select IDrive360 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 IDrive360
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with IDrive360 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 IDrive360.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with IDrive360, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure IDrive360 SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create IDrive360 test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in IDrive360 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 IDrive360 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, the user does not have to perform any step as the app is already pre-integrated with Azure.
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 the URL:
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 IDrive360 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 email@example.com. 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 IDrive360.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select IDrive360.
- 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 IDrive360 SSO
Log in to your IDrive360 company site as an administrator.
Go to Settings > Single Sign-on(SSO) and perform the following steps.
a. In the SSO Name textbox, type a valid name.
b. In the Issuer URL textbox, paste the Azure AD Identifier value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
c. In the SSO Endpoint textbox, paste the Login URL value which you have copied from the Azure portal.
d. Click on Upload Certificate to upload the Certificate (PEM), which you have downloaded from Azure portal.
e. Click Configure Single Sign-On.
Create IDrive360 test user
To automate the configuration within IDrive360, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.
After adding extension to the browser, click on Set up IDrive360 will direct you to the IDrive360 application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into IDrive360. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-10.
If you want to setup IDrive360 manually, in a different web browser window, sign in to your IDrive360 company site as an administrator.
Navigate to the Users tab and click Add User.
In the Create new user(s) section, perform the following steps.
a. Enter valid Email Address in the Email textbox.
b. Click Create.
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 IDrive360 Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to IDrive360 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 IDrive360 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 IDrive360 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 IDrive360 for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure IDrive360 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.