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

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

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

Scenario description

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

  • Onit supports SP initiated SSO.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Onit 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 Onit.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Onit, 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 Onit SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Onit test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Onit 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 Onit 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://<SUBDOMAIN>.onit.com

    b. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<SUBDOMAIN>.onit.com

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact Onit 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. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Edit button to open SAML Signing Certificate dialog.

    Edit SAML Signing Certificate

  6. In the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the Thumbprint Value and save it on your computer.

    Copy Thumbprint value

  7. On the Set up Onit 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 Onit.

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

  1. In a different web browser window, log into your Onit company site as an administrator.

  2. In the menu on the top, click Administration.

    Screenshot that shows the menu at the top of the "M S S S O Test" page with the "Administration" action selected.

  3. Click Edit Corporation.

    Edit Corporation

  4. Click the Security tab.

    Edit Company Information

  5. On the Security tab, perform the following steps:

    Single Sign-On

    a. As Authentication Strategy, select Single Sign On and Password.

    b. In Idp Target URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    c. In Idp logout URL textbox, paste the value of Logout URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.

    d. In Idp Cert Fingerprint (SHA1) textbox, paste the Thumbprint value of certificate, which you have copied from Azure portal.

Create Onit test user

In order to enable Azure AD users to log into Onit, they must be provisioned into Onit. In the case of Onit, provisioning is a manual task.

To configure user provisioning, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign on to your Onit company site as an administrator.

  2. Click Add User.

    Administration

  3. On the Add User dialog page, perform the following steps:

    Add User

    a. Type the Name and the Email Address of a valid Azure AD account you want to provision into the related textboxes.

    b. Click Create.

    Note

    The Azure Active Directory account holder receives an email and follows a link to confirm their account before it becomes active.

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

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

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

Next steps

Once you configure Onit 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.