Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with iQualify LMS

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to iQualify LMS.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to iQualify LMS 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.
  • iQualify LMS 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 single sign-on in a test environment.

  • iQualify LMS supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
  • iQualify LMS supports Just In Time user provisioning.

To configure the integration of iQualify LMS into Azure AD, you need to add iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS in the search box.
  6. Select iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with iQualify LMS, 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 iQualify LMS SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create iQualify LMS test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS 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, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using one the following patterns:

    Production Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.com/
    Test Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.io

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using one of the following patterns:

    Reply URL
    Production Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.com/auth/saml2/callback
    Test Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.io/auth/saml2/callback
  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
    Production Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.com/login
    Test Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.io/login


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

  6. Your iQualify LMS 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. Click Edit icon to open User Attributes dialog.

    Screenshot shows User Attributes with the Edit icon selected.

  7. In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, edit the claims by using Edit icon or add the claims by using Add new claim to configure SAML token attribute as shown in the image above and perform the following steps:

    Name Source Attribute
    email user.mail
    first_name user.givenname
    last_name user.surname
    person_id "your attribute"

    a. Click Add new claim to open the Manage user claims dialog.

    Screenshot shows User claims with the option to Add new claim.

    Screenshot shows the Manage user claims dialog box where you can enter the values described.

    b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.

    c. Leave the Namespace blank.

    d. Select Source as Attribute.

    e. From the Source attribute list, type the attribute value shown for that row.

    f. Click Ok

    g. Click Save.


    The person_id attribute is Optional

  8. 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.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

  9. On the Set up iQualify LMS section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per 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 iQualify LMS.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select iQualify LMS.
  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 iQualify LMS SSO

  1. Open a new browser window, and then sign in to your iQualify environment as an administrator.

  2. Once you are logged in, click on your avatar at the top right, then click on Account settings

    Screenshot shows the Account settings.

  3. In the account settings area, click on the ribbon menu on the left and click on INTEGRATIONS

    Screenshot shows integration area of the application.

  4. Under INTEGRATIONS, click on the SAML icon.

    Screenshot shows the SAML icon under integrations.

  5. In the SAML Authentication Settings dialog box, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the SAML Authentication Settings

    a. In the SAML SINGLE SIGN-ON SERVICE URL box, paste the Login URL value copied from the Azure AD application configuration window.

    b. In the SAML LOGOUT URL box, paste the Logout URL value copied from the Azure AD application configuration window.

    c. Open the downloaded certificate file in notepad, copy the content, and then paste it in the PUBLIC CERTIFICATE box.

    d. In LOGIN BUTTON LABEL enter the name for the button to be displayed on login page.

    e. Click SAVE.

    f. Click UPDATE.

Create iQualify LMS test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in iQualify LMS. iQualify LMS supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in iQualify LMS, a new one is created after authentication.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the My Apps.

When you click the iQualify LMS tile in the My Apps, you should get login page of your iQualify LMS application.

Screenshot shows the login page of application.

Click Sign in with Azure AD button and you should get automatically signed-on to your iQualify LMS application.

For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure iQualify LMS 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.