Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Kantega SSO for Confluence
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Kantega SSO for Confluence with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Kantega SSO for Confluence with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Kantega SSO for Confluence.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Kantega SSO for Confluence with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
To configure Azure AD integration with Kantega SSO for Confluence, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account.
- Kantega SSO for Confluence single sign-on enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Kantega SSO for Confluence supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
Add Kantega SSO for Confluence from the gallery
To configure the integration of Kantega SSO for Confluence into Azure AD, you need to add Kantega SSO for Confluence 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 Kantega SSO for Confluence in the search box.
- Select Kantega SSO for Confluence 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 Kantega SSO for Confluence
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Kantega SSO for Confluence 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 Kantega SSO for Confluence.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Kantega SSO for Confluence, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Kantega SSO for Confluence SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Kantega SSO for Confluence test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Kantega SSO for Confluence 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 Kantega SSO for Confluence 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, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:
a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
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 the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-On URL. These values are received during the configuration of Confluence plugin, which is explained later in the tutorial.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Kantega SSO for Confluence 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Kantega SSO for Confluence.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Kantega SSO for Confluence.
- 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 Kantega SSO for Confluence SSO
In a different web browser window, sign in to your Confluence admin portal as an administrator.
Hover on cog and click the Add-ons.
Under ATLASSIAN MARKETPLACE tab, click Find new add-ons.
Search Kantega SSO for Confluence SAML Kerberos and click Install button to install the new SAML plugin.
The plugin installation starts.
Once the installation is complete. Click Close.
Click Configure to configure the new plugin.
This new plugin can also be found under USERS & SECURITY tab.
In the SAML section. Select Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) from the Add identity provider dropdown.
Select subscription level as Basic.
On the App properties section, perform following steps:
a. Copy the App ID URI value and use it as Identifier, Reply URL, and Sign-On URL on the Basic SAML Configuration section in Azure portal.
b. Click Next.
On the Metadata import section, perform following steps:
a. Select Metadata file on my computer, and upload metadata file, which you have downloaded from Azure portal.
b. Click Next.
On the Name and SSO location section, perform following steps:
a. Add Name of the Identity Provider in Identity provider name textbox (e.g Azure AD).
b. Click Next.
Verify the Signing certificate and click Next.
On the Confluence user accounts section, perform following steps:
a. Select Create users in Confluence's internal Directory if needed and enter the appropriate name of the group for users (can be multiple no. of groups separated by comma).
b. Click Next.
On the Known domains for Azure AD section, perform following steps:
a. Select Known domains from the left panel of the page.
b. Enter domain name in the Known domains textbox.
c. Click Save.
Create Kantega SSO for Confluence test user
To enable Azure AD users to sign in to Confluence, they must be provisioned into Confluence. In the case of Kantega SSO for Confluence, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
Sign in to your Kantega SSO for Confluence company site as an administrator.
Hover on cog and click the User management.
Under Users section, click Add Users tab. On the Add a User dialog page, perform the following steps:
a. In the Username textbox, type the email of user like Brittasimon@contoso.com.
b. In the Full Name textbox, type the full name of user like Britta Simon.
c. In the Email textbox, type the email address of user like Brittasimon@contoso.com.
d. In the Password textbox, type the password for user.
e. Click Confirm Password reenter the password.
f. Click Add button.
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 Kantega SSO for Confluence Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Kantega SSO for Confluence 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 Kantega SSO for Confluence 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 Kantega SSO for Confluence 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 Kantega SSO for Confluence for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Kantega SSO for Confluence 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.