Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Maxient Conduct Manager Software

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

  • Utilize Azure AD to authenticate your users for the Maxient Conduct Manager Software.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Maxient Conduct Manager Software with their Azure AD accounts.

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.
  • Maxient Conduct Manager Software single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you will configure your Azure AD for use with Maxient Conduct Manager Software.

  • Maxient Conduct Manager Software supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.

Note

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

To configure the integration of Maxient Conduct Manager Software into Azure AD, you need to add Maxient Conduct Manager Software 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 Maxient Conduct Manager Software in the search box.
  6. Select Maxient Conduct Manager Software 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 Maxient Conduct Manager Software

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Maxient Conduct Manager Software. For SSO to work, you need to establish a connection between Azure AD and the Maxient Conduct Manager Software.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Maxient Conduct Manager Software, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to authenticate for use with the Maxient Conduct Manager Software.
    1. Set "User Assignment Required?" to No - to allow everyone at your institution to be able to authenticate.
  2. Test Azure AD Setup With Maxient - to verify whether the configuration works, and the correct attributes are being released.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Maxient Conduct Manager Software 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 the application is pre-configured in IDP initiated mode and the necessary URLs are already pre-populated with Azure. The user needs to save the configuration by clicking the Save button.

  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://cm.maxient.com/<SCHOOLCODE>

    Note

    The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-on URL. Work with your Maxient Implementation/Support representative to get the value.

  6. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer. You will need to provide your Maxient Implementation/Support representative with this URL.

    The Certificate download link

Set "User Assignment Required?" to No

It is important to note that this step is REQUIRED for Maxient to function properly. Maxient leverages your Azure AD system to authenticate users. The authorization of users is performed within the Maxient system for the particular function they’re trying to perform. Maxient does not use attributes from your directory to make those decisions.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Maxient Conduct Manager Software.
  3. In the app's overview page, toggle the "User Assignment Required" setting to No.

Test with Maxient

If a support ticket has not already been opened with a Maxient Implementation/Support representative, send an email to support@maxient.com with the subject "Campus Based Authentication/Azure Setup - <<School Name>>". In the body of the email, provide the App Federation Metadata Url. Maxient staff will respond with a test link to verify the proper attributes are being released.

Next steps

Once you configure Maxient Conduct Manager Software 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.