Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Moxtra
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Moxtra with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Moxtra with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Moxtra.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Moxtra 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.
- Moxtra 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.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Moxtra supports SP initiated SSO.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add Moxtra from the gallery
To configure the integration of Moxtra into Azure AD, you need to add Moxtra from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type Moxtra in the search box.
- Select Moxtra 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 Moxtra
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Moxtra 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 Moxtra.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Moxtra, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Moxtra SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Moxtra test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Moxtra that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the Moxtra application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following step:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type the URL:
Moxtra 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. Click Edit icon to open User Attributes dialog.
In addition to above, Moxtra application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response. In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, perform the following steps to add SAML token attribute as shown in the below table:
Name Source Attribute firstname user.givenname lastname user.surname idpid < Azure AD Identifier >
The value of idpid attribute is not real. You can get the actual value from Set up Moxtra section from step#8.
Click Add new claim to open the Manage user claims dialog.
In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.
Leave the Namespace blank.
Select Source as Attribute.
From the Source attribute list, type the attribute value shown for that row.
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.
On the Set up Moxtra section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the email@example.com. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Moxtra.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Moxtra.
- In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
- Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
- In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure Moxtra SSO
In another browser window, sign on to your Moxtra company site as an administrator.
In the toolbar on the left, click Admin Console > SAML Single Sign-on, and then click New.
On the SAML page, perform the following steps:
a. In the Name textbox, type a name for your configuration (e.g.: SAML).
b. In the IdP Entity ID textbox, paste the value of Azure AD Identifier which you have copied from Azure portal.
c. In Login URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL which you have copied from Azure portal.
d. In the AuthnContextClassRef textbox, type urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.0:ac:classes:Password.
e. In the NameID Format textbox, type urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:1.1:nameid-format:emailAddress.
f. Open certificate which you have downloaded from Azure portal in notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the Certificate textbox.
g. In the SAML email domain textbox, type your SAML email domain.
To see the steps to verify the domain, click the "i" below.
h. Click Update.
Create Moxtra test user
The objective of this section is to create a user called B.simon in Moxtra.
To create a user called B.simon in Moxtra, perform the following steps:
Sign on to your Moxtra company site as an administrator.
In the toolbar on the left, click Admin Console > User Management, and then Add User.
On the Add User dialog, perform the following steps:
a. In the First Name textbox, type B.
b. In the Last Name textbox, type Simon.
c. In the Email textbox, type B.simon's email address same as on Azure portal.
d. In the Division textbox, type Dev.
e. In the Department textbox, type IT.
f. Select Administrator.
g. Click Add.
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 Moxtra Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Moxtra Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Moxtra tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Moxtra Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Moxtra 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.