Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Neota Studio

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

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

Scenario description

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

  • Neota Studio supports SP initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of Neota Studio into Azure AD, you need to add Neota Studio 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 Neota Studio in the search box.
  6. Select Neota Studio 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 Neota Studio

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Neota Studio 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 Neota Studio.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Neota Studio, 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 Neota Studio SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Neota Studio test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Neota Studio 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 Neota Studio 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, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<sub domain>.neotalogic.com/wb

    b. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<sub domain>.neotalogic.com/a/<sub application>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Sign on URL. Contact Neota Studio Client support team to get these values. 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 Neota Studio 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 Neota Studio.

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

To configure single sign-on on Neota Studio side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Neota Studio support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create Neota Studio test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Neota Studio. Work with Neota Studio support team to add the users in the Neota Studio platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

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 Neota Studio Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Neota Studio Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Neota Studio tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Neota Studio Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Neota Studio 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.