Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Image Relay
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Image Relay with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Image Relay with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Image Relay.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Image Relay 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.
- Image Relay single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Image Relay supports SP initiated SSO.
Add Image Relay from the gallery
To configure the integration of Image Relay into Azure AD, you need to add Image Relay 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 Image Relay in the search box.
- Select Image Relay 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 Image Relay
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Image Relay 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 Image Relay.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Image Relay, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Image Relay SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Image Relay test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Image Relay 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 Image Relay 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 (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Sign on URL. Contact Image Relay 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.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Image Relay section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per 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 Image Relay.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Image Relay.
- 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 Image Relay SSO
In another browser window, sign in to your Image Relay company site as an administrator.
In the toolbar on the top, click the Users & Permissions workload.
Click Create New Permission.
In the Single Sign On Settings workload, select the This Group can only sign-in via Single Sign On check box, and then click Save.
Go to Account Settings.
Go to the Single Sign On Settings workload.
On the SAML Settings dialog, perform the following steps:
a. In Login URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL which you have copied from Azure portal.
b. In Logout URL textbox, paste the value of Logout URL which you have copied from Azure portal.
c. As Name Id Format, select urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress.
d. As Binding Options for Requests from the Service Provider (Image Relay), select POST Binding.
e. Under x.509 Certificate, click Update Certificate.
f. Open the downloaded certificate in notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the x.509 Certificate textbox.
g. In Just-In-Time User Provisioning section, select the Enable Just-In-Time User Provisioning.
h. Select the permission group (for example, SSO Basic) which is allowed to sign in only through single sign-on.
i. Click Save.
Create Image Relay test user
The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in Image Relay.
To create a user called Britta Simon in Image Relay, perform the following steps:
Sign-on to your Image Relay company site as an administrator.
Go to Users & Permissions and select Create SSO User.
Enter the Email, First Name, Last Name, and Company of the user you want to provision and select the permission group (for example, SSO Basic) which is the group that can sign in only through single sign-on.
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 Image Relay Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Image Relay Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Image Relay tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Image Relay Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Image Relay 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.