Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with MURAL Identity

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

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

Scenario description

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

  • MURAL Identity supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
  • MURAL Identity supports Just In Time user provisioning.

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 MURAL Identity into Azure AD, you need to add MURAL Identity 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 MURAL Identity in the search box.
  6. Select MURAL Identity 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 MURAL Identity

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with MURAL Identity 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 MURAL Identity.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with MURAL Identity, 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 MURAL Identity SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create MURAL Identity test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in MURAL Identity 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 MURAL Identity 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 user does not have to perform any step as the app is already pre-integrated with Azure.

  5. MURAL Identity 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.

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  6. In addition to above, MURAL Identity 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
    email user.userprincipalname
    FirstName user.givenname
    LastName user.surname
  7. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (PEM) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  8. On the Set up MURAL Identity 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 MURAL Identity.

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

  1. Log in to the MURAL Identity website as an administrator.

  2. Click your name in the bottom left corner of the dashboard and select Company dashboard from the list of options.

  3. Click SSO in the left sidebar and perform the below steps.

    Screenshot of showing the configuration for MURAL.

a. Download the MURAL's metadata.

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

c. In the Sign in certificate, upload the Certificate (PEM), which you have downloaded from the Azure portal.

d. Select HTTP-POST as the Request binding type and select SHA256 as the Sign in algorithm type.

e. In the Claim mapping section, fill the following fields.

  • Email address: http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/emailaddress

  • First name: http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/givenname

  • Last name: http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/surname

f. Click Test single sign-on to test the configuration and Save it.

Note

For more information on how to configure the SSO at MURAL, please follow this support page.

Create MURAL Identity test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in MURAL Identity. MURAL Identity supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in MURAL Identity, a new one is created after authentication.

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 MURAL Identity Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to MURAL Identity 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 MURAL Identity 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 MURAL Identity 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 MURAL Identity for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Change log

  • 03/21/2022 - Application Name updated.

Next steps

Once you configure MURAL Identity 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.