Tutorial: Microsoft Entra integration with Phraseanet
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Phraseanet with Microsoft Entra ID. Integrating Phraseanet with Microsoft Entra ID provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to Phraseanet.
- You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Phraseanet (Single Sign-On) with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
- You can manage your accounts in one central location.
If you want to know more details about SaaS app integration with Microsoft Entra ID, see What is application access and single sign-on with Microsoft Entra ID. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
To configure Microsoft Entra integration with Phraseanet, you need the following items:
- A Microsoft Entra subscription. If you don't have a Microsoft Entra environment, you can get one-month trial here
- Phraseanet single sign-on enabled subscription
In this tutorial, you configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on in a test environment.
- Phraseanet supports SP initiated SSO
Adding Phraseanet from the gallery
To configure the integration of Phraseanet into Microsoft Entra ID, you need to add Phraseanet from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Phraseanet from the gallery, perform the following steps:
Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > New application.
In the search box, type Phraseanet, select Phraseanet from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on with Phraseanet based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between a Microsoft Entra user and the related user in Phraseanet needs to be established.
To configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on with Phraseanet, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Microsoft Entra Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Phraseanet Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create a Microsoft Entra test user - to test Microsoft Entra single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Assign the Microsoft Entra test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Microsoft Entra single sign-on.
- Create Phraseanet test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Phraseanet that is linked to the Microsoft Entra representation of user.
- Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Microsoft Entra single sign-on
In this section, you enable Microsoft Entra single sign-on.
To configure Microsoft Entra single sign-on with Phraseanet, perform the following steps:
Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > Phraseanet application integration page, select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Sign-On URL. Contact Phraseanet Client support team to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.
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.
On the Set up Phraseanet section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.
a. Login URL
b. Microsoft Entra Identifier
c. Logout URL
Configure Phraseanet Single Sign-On
To configure single sign-on on Phraseanet side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from the application configuration to Phraseanet support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create a Microsoft Entra test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user called Britta Simon.
- Sign in to the Microsoft Entra admin center as at least a User Administrator.
- Browse to Identity > Users > All users.
- Select New user > Create new user, at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Display name field, enter
- In the User principal name field, enter the firstname.lastname@example.org. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Select Review + create.
- In the Display name field, enter
- Select Create.
Assign the Microsoft Entra test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Phraseanet.
Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > Phraseanet.
In the applications list, select Phraseanet.
In the app's overview page, select Users and groups.
Select Add user/group, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
- In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- 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.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Create Phraseanet test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Phraseanet. Work with Phraseanet support team to add the users in the Phraseanet platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Microsoft Entra single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Phraseanet tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Phraseanet for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.