Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Kontiki

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

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


To configure Azure AD integration with Kontiki, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD subscription, create a free account before you begin.
  • A Kontiki subscription with single sign-on enabled.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment and integrate Kontiki with Azure AD.

Kontiki supports the following features:

  • SP-initiated single sign-on.
  • Just-in-time user provisioning.


Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

Add Kontiki in the Azure portal

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Kontiki 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 Kontiki.

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

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. In the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following step:

    In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.mc.eval.kontiki.com


    Contact the Kontiki Client support team to get the correct value to use. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. In the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML pane, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, select Download next to Federation Metadata XML. Select a download option based on your requirements. Save the certificate on your computer.

    The Federation Metadata XML certificate download option

  6. In the Set up Kontiki section, copy the following URLs based on your requirements:

    Copy configuration URLs

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 Kontiki.

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

To configure single sign-on on the Kontiki side, send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML file and the relevant URLs that you copied from the Azure portal to the Kontiki support team. The Kontiki support team uses the information you send them to ensure that the SAML single sign-on connection is set properly on both sides.

Create Kontiki test user

There's no action item for you to configure user provisioning in Kontiki. When an assigned user tries to sign in to Kontiki by using the My Apps portal, Kontiki checks whether the user exists. If no user account is found, Kontiki automatically creates the user account.

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

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

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

Next steps

Once you configure Kontiki 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.