Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration

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

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

Scenario description

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

  • MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration supports SP initiated SSO.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration 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 MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration, 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 MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration 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 MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration 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 have Service Provider metadata file, perform the following steps:

    a. Click Upload metadata file.

    Upload metadata file

    b. Click on folder logo to select the metadata file and click Upload.

    choose metadata file

    c. After the metadata file is successfully uploaded, the Identifier and Reply URL value gets auto populated in Basic SAML Configuration section.

    d. In the Sign-on URL text box, type the URL: https://contoso.com

    Note

    The Sign-on URL value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration Client support team to get the value. You can download the Service Provider Metadata file from the Service Provider Metadata URL which is explained later in the Configure MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration Single Sign-On section of 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 Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration 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 MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration.
  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 MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration SSO

  1. Sign on to your MOVEit Transfer tenant as an administrator.

  2. On the left navigation pane, click Settings.

    Settings Section On App side.

  3. Click Single Signon link, which is under Security Policies -> User Auth.

    Security Policies On App side.

  4. Click the Metadata URL link to download the metadata document.

    Service Provider Metadata URL.

    a. Verify entityID matches Identifier in the Basic SAML Configuration section .

    b. Verify AssertionConsumerService Location URL matches REPLY URL in the Basic SAML Configuration section.

    Screenshot of Configure Single Sign-On On App side.

  5. Click Add Identity Provider button to add a new Federated Identity Provider.

    Add Identity Provider.

  6. Click Browse... to select the metadata file which you downloaded from Azure portal, then click Add Identity Provider to upload the downloaded file.

    SAML Identity Provider.

  7. Select "Yes" as Enabled in the Edit Federated Identity Provider Settings... page and click Save.

    Federated Identity Provider Settings.

  8. In the Edit Federated Identity Provider User Settings page, perform the following actions:

    Edit Federated Identity Provider Settings.

    a. Select SAML NameID as Login name.

    b. Select Other as Full name and in the Attribute name textbox put the value: http://schemas.microsoft.com/identity/claims/displayname.

    c. Select Other as Email and in the Attribute name textbox put the value: http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/emailaddress.

    d. Select Yes as Auto-create account on signon.

    e. Click Save button.

Create MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration. MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration supports just-in-time provisioning, which you have enabled. There is no action item for you in this section. A new user is created during an attempt to access MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration if it doesn't exist yet.

Note

If you need to create a user manually, you need to contact the MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration Client support team.

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 MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration 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 MOVEit Transfer - Azure AD integration 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.