Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Netvision Compas

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Netvision Compas.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Netvision Compas with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

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.
  • Netvision Compas single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

To configure the integration of Netvision Compas into Azure AD, you need to add Netvision Compas 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 Netvision Compas in the search box.
  6. Select Netvision Compas 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 single sign-on for Netvision Compas

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Netvision Compas 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 Netvision Compas.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Netvision Compas, complete the following building blocks:

  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 Netvision Compas SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Configure Netvision Compas test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Netvision Compas 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 Netvision Compas 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 edit/pen 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, enter the values for the following fields:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<TENANT>.compas.cloud/Identity/Saml20

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<TENANT>.compas.cloud/Identity/Auth/AssertionConsumerService

  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 a URL using the following pattern: https://<TENANT>.compas.cloud/Identity/Auth/AssertionConsumerService

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact Netvision Compas 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.

  6. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the metadata file and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

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 Netvision Compas.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.

  2. In the applications list, select Netvision Compas.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add User link

  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'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.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Netvision Compas SSO

In this section you enable SAML SSO in Netvision Compas.

  1. Log into Netvision Compas using an administrative account and access the administration area.

    Admin area

  2. Locate the System area and select Identity Providers.

    Admin IDPs

  3. Select the Add action to register Azure AD as a new IDP.

    Add IDP

  4. Select SAML for the Provider type.

  5. Enter meaningful values for the Display name and Description fields.

  6. Assign Netvision Compas users to the IDP by selecting from the Available users list and then selecting the Add selected button. Users can also be assigned to the IDP while following the provisioning procedure.

  7. For the Metadata SAML option click the Choose File button and select the metadata file previously saved on your computer.

  8. Click Save.

    Edit IDP

Configure Netvision Compas test user

In this section, you configure an existing user in Netvision Compas to use Azure AD for SSO.

  1. Follow the Netvision Compas user provisioning procedure, as defined by your company or edit an existing user account.

  2. While defining the user's profile, make sure that the user's Email (Personal) address matches the Azure AD username: username@companydomain.extension. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.

    Edit user

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.

Using the Access Panel (IDP initiated).

When you click the Netvision Compas tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Netvision Compas for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

Directly accessing Netvision Compas (SP initiated).

  1. Access the Netvision Compas URL. For example, https://tenant.compas.cloud.

  2. Enter the Netvision Compas username and select Next.

    Login user

  3. (optional) If the user is assigned multiple IDPs within Netvision Compas, a list of available IDPs is presented. Select the Azure AD IDP configured previously in Netvision Compas.

    Login choose

  4. You are redirected to Azure AD to perform the authentication. Once you are successfully authenticated, you should be automatically signed in to Netvision Compas for which you set up SSO.

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