Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Lifesize Cloud

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

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


This integration is also available to use from Azure AD US Government Cloud environment. You can find this application in the Azure AD US Government Cloud Application Gallery and configure it in the same way as you do from public cloud.

Scenario description

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

  • Lifesize Cloud supports SP initiated SSO.

  • Lifesize Cloud supports Automated user provisioning.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Lifesize Cloud 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 Lifesize Cloud.

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

    a. In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://login.lifesizecloud.com/ls/?acs

    b. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://login.lifesizecloud.com/<COMPANY_NAME>

    c. Click set additional URLs.

    d. In the Relay State text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://webapp.lifesizecloud.com/?ent=<IDENTIFIER>


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign-on URL, Identifier and Relay State. Contact Lifesize Cloud Client support team to get Sign-On URL, and Identifier values and you can get Relay State value from SSO Configuration that is explained later in the tutorial. 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, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up Lifesize Cloud section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per 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 Lifesize Cloud.

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

  1. To get SSO configured for your application, login into the Lifesize Cloud application with Admin privileges.

  2. In the top right corner click on your name and then click on the Advance Settings.

    Screenshot shows the Advanced Settings menu item.

  3. In the Advance Settings now click on the SSO Configuration link. It will open the SSO Configuration page for your instance.

    Screenshot shows Advanced Settings where you can select S S O Configuration.

  4. Now configure the following values in the SSO configuration UI.

    Screenshot shows the S S O Configuration page where you can enter the values described.

    a. In Identity Provider Issuer textbox, paste the value of Azure Ad Identifier which you have copied from Azure portal.

    b. In Login URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL which you have copied from Azure portal.

    c. Open your base-64 encoded certificate in notepad downloaded from Azure portal, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the X.509 Certificate textbox.

    d. In the SAML Attribute mappings for the First Name text box enter the value as http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/givenname

    e. In the SAML Attribute mapping for the Last Name text box enter the value as http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/surname

    f. In the SAML Attribute mapping for the Email text box enter the value as http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/emailaddress

  5. To check the configuration you can click on the Test button.


    For successful testing you need to complete the configuration wizard in Azure AD and also provide access to users or groups who can perform the test.

  6. Enable the SSO by checking on the Enable SSO button.

  7. Now click on the Update button so that all the settings are saved. This will generate the RelayState value. Copy the RelayState value, which is generated in the text box, paste it in the Relay State textbox under Lifesize Cloud Domain and URLs section.

Create Lifesize Cloud test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Lifesize Cloud. Lifesize cloud does support automatic user provisioning. After successful authentication at Azure AD, the user will be automatically provisioned in the application.

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

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

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

Next steps

Once you configure Lifesize Cloud 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.