Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with N2F - Expense reports

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate N2F - Expense reports with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate N2F - Expense reports with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to N2F - Expense reports.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to N2F - Expense reports 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.
  • N2F - Expense reports single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • N2F - Expense reports supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of N2F - Expense reports into Azure AD, you need to add N2F - Expense reports 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 N2F - Expense reports in the search box.
  6. Select N2F - Expense reports 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 N2F - Expense reports

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with N2F - Expense reports 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 N2F - Expense reports.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with N2F - Expense reports, 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 N2F - Expense reports SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create N2F - Expense reports test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in N2F - Expense reports 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 N2F - Expense reports 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 wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, the user does not have to perform any steps as the app is already pre-integrated with Azure.

  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 the URL: https://www.n2f.com/app/

  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.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up myPolicies 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 N2F - Expense reports.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select N2F - Expense reports.
  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 N2F - Expense reports SSO

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to your N2F - Expense reports company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on Settings and then select Advance Settings from the dropdown.

    Screenshot shows Advanced Settings selected.

  3. Select Account settings tab.

    Screenshot shows Account settings selected.

  4. Select Authentication and then select + Add an authentication method tab.

    Screenshot shows Account Setting Authentication where you can add an authentication method.

  5. Select SAML Microsoft Office 365 as Authentication method.

    Screenshot shows Authentication method with SAML Microsoft Office 365 selected.

  6. On the Authentication method section, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows Authentication method where you can enter the values described.

    a. In the Entity ID textbox, paste the Azure AD Identifier value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    b. In the Metadata URL textbox, paste the App Federation Metadata Url value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    c. Click Save.

Create N2F - Expense reports test user

To enable Azure AD users to log in to N2F - Expense reports, they must be provisioned into N2F - Expense reports. In the case of N2F - Expense reports, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to your N2F - Expense reports company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on Settings and then select Advance Settings from the dropdown.

    Screenshot shows Advanced Settings selected.

  3. Select Users tab from left navigation panel.

    Screenshot shows Users selected.

  4. Select + New user tab.

    Screenshot shows the New user option.

  5. On the User section, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the section where you can enter the values described.

    a. In the Email address textbox, enter the email address of user like brittasimon@contoso.com.

    b. In the First name textbox, enter the first name of user like Britta.

    c. In the Name textbox, enter the name of user like BrittaSimon.

    d. Choose Role, Direct manager (N+1), and Division as per your organization requirement.

    e. Click Validate and send invitation.

    Note

    If you are facing any problems while adding the user, please contact N2F - Expense reports support team

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 N2F - Expense reports Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to N2F - Expense reports 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 N2F - Expense reports 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 N2F - Expense reports 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 N2F - Expense reports 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 N2F - Expense reports 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.