Azure Active Directory SSO integration with Knowledge Work

In this article, you learn how to integrate Knowledge Work with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). "Knowledge Work" is a cloud service that realizes various elements of sales enablement with a single tool and improves the sales productivity of companies. Specifically, it is possible to share sales materials and sales know-how, and provide learning programs for sales. When you integrate Knowledge Work with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Knowledge Work.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Knowledge Work with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

You'll configure and test Azure AD single sign-on for Knowledge Work in a test environment. Knowledge Work supports only SP initiated single sign-on and Just In Time user provisioning.


To integrate Azure Active Directory with Knowledge Work, you need:

  • An Azure AD user account. If you don't already have one, you can Create an account for free.
  • One of the following roles: Global Administrator, Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator, or owner of the service principal.
  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • Knowledge Work single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Add application and assign a test user

Before you begin the process of configuring single sign-on, you need to add the Knowledge Work application from the Azure AD gallery. You need a test user account to assign to the application and test the single sign-on configuration.

Add Knowledge Work from the Azure AD application gallery to configure single sign-on with Knowledge Work. For more information on how to add application from the gallery, see the Quickstart: Add application from the gallery.

Create and assign Azure AD test user

Follow the guidelines in the create and assign a user account article to create a test user account in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

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, and assign roles. The wizard also provides a link to the single sign-on configuration pane in the Azure portal. Learn more about Microsoft 365 wizards..

Configure Azure AD SSO

Complete the following steps to enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Knowledge Work 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, select the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Screenshot shows how to edit Basic SAML Configuration.

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CustomerName>

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type the URL:

    c. In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CustomerName>


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Sign-on URL. Contact Knowledge Work 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.

  5. 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.

  6. On the Set up Knowledge Work section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Screenshot shows to copy configuration appropriate URL.

Configure Knowledge Work SSO

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

Create Knowledge Work test user

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

Test SSO

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 Knowledge Work Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Knowledge Work Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you select the Knowledge Work tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Knowledge Work Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Additional resources

Next steps

Once you configure Knowledge Work 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.