Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Leapsome

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Leapsome.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Leapsome 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.
  • Leapsome single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.


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

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Leapsome 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 Leapsome.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Leapsome, 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 Leapsome SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Leapsome test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Leapsome 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 Leapsome 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. 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 the URL: https://www.leapsome.com

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://www.leapsome.com/api/users/auth/saml/<CLIENTID>/assert

  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 the following pattern: https://www.leapsome.com/api/users/auth/saml/<CLIENTID>/login


    The preceding Reply URL and Sign-on URL value is not real value. You will update these with the actual values, which is explained later in the tutorial.

  6. Leapsome 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.


  7. In addition to above, Leapsome application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response which are shown below. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirements.

    Name Source Attribute Namespace
    firstname user.givenname http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims
    lastname user.surname http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims
    title user.jobtitle http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims
    picture URL to the employee's picture http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims


    The value of picture attribute is not real. Update this value with actual picture URL. To get this value contact Leapsome Client support team.

  8. 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.

    The Certificate download link

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

    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 Leapsome.

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

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to Leapsome as a Security Administrator.

  2. On the top right, Click on Settings logo and then click Admin Settings.

    Leapsome set

  3. On the left menu bar click Single Sign On (SSO), and on the SAML-based single sign-on (SSO) page perform the following steps:

    Leapsome saml

    a. Select Enable SAML-based single sign-on.

    b. Copy the Login URL (point your users here to start login) value and paste it into the Sign-on URL textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.

    c. Copy the Reply URL (receives response from your identity provider) value and paste it into the Reply URL textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.

    d. In the SSO Login URL (provided by identity provider) textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you copied from the Azure portal.

    e. Copy the Certificate that you have downloaded from Azure portal without --BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE-- comments and paste it in the Certificate (provided by identity provider) textbox.


Create Leapsome test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Leapsome. Work with Leapsome Client support team to add the users or the domain that must be added to an allow list for the Leapsome platform. If the domain is added by the team, users will get automatically provisioned to the Leapsome platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Leapsome also supports automatic user provisioning, you can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.

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 Leapsome Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Leapsome 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 Leapsome 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 Leapsome 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 Leapsome 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 Leapsome 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.