Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Lattice

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Lattice.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Lattice 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.
  • Lattice 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.

  • Lattice supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Lattice 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 Lattice.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Lattice, 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 Lattice SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Lattice test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Lattice 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 Lattice 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 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://router.latticehq.com/sso/<subdomain>/metadata

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://router.latticehq.com/sso/<subdomain>/acs

  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 the URL: https://router.latticehq.com/sso/lattice/sp-login-redirect

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact Lattice 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. On the Set-up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

  7. On the Set up Lattice section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Screenshot shows how to copy configuration appropriate URL.

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 Lattice.

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

  1. Log in to your Lattice company site as an administrator.

  2. Go to Admin > Platform > Settings > Single sign-on settings and perform the following steps:

    Screenshot that shows the Configuration Settings.

    a. In the XML Metadata textbox, paste the Federation Metadata XML file which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    b. Click Save.

Create Lattice test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Lattice. Work with Lattice support team to add the users in the Lattice 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 Lattice Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Lattice 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 Lattice 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 Lattice 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 Lattice 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 Lattice 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.