Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with iPoint Service Provider

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate iPoint Service Provider with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate iPoint Service Provider with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to iPoint Service Provider.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to iPoint Service Provider 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.
  • iPoint Service Provider single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
  • Along with Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator can also add or manage applications in Azure AD. For more information, see Azure built-in roles.

Scenario description

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

  • iPoint Service Provider supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of iPoint Service Provider into Azure AD, you need to add iPoint Service Provider 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 iPoint Service Provider in the search box.
  6. Select iPoint Service Provider 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 iPoint Service Provider

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with iPoint Service Provider 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 iPoint Service Provider.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with iPoint Service Provider, 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 iPoint Service Provider SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create iPoint Service Provider test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in iPoint Service Provider 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 iPoint Service Provider 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.

    Screenshot shows to edit Basic S A M L Configuration.

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, the user does not have to perform any step as the app is already pre-integrated with Azure.

  5. 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 one of the following patterns:

    Sign-on URL
    https://<CUSTOMERNAME>.ipoint-systems.com/dashboard/
    https://<CUSTOMERNAME>.ipoint-systems.com/ipca-web/
    https://<CUSTOMERNAME>.ipoint-systems.com/authserver/saml/ssoLogin
  6. Click Save.

  7. iPoint Service Provider 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 the list of default attributes.

    Screenshot shows the image of attribute mappings.

  8. In addition to above, iPoint Service Provider 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
    Unique User Identifier user.objectid
  9. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

  10. On the Set up iPoint Service Provider section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Screenshot shows to copy configuration appropriate U R L.

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 iPoint Service Provider.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select iPoint Service Provider.
  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'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.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure iPoint Service Provider SSO

To configure single sign-on on iPoint Service Provider side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Base64) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to iPoint Service Provider support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create iPoint Service Provider test user

In this section, you create a user called B.Simon in iPoint Service Provider. Work with iPoint Service Provider support team to add the users in the iPoint Service Provider 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.

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to iPoint Service Provider Sign-On URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to iPoint Service Provider Sign-On URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

IDP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the iPoint Service Provider 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 iPoint Service Provider 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 iPoint Service Provider for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure iPoint Service Provider 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.