Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Profit.co

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

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

Scenario description

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

  • Profit.co supports IDP initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of Profit.co into Azure AD, you need to add Profit.co from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal by 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. Go to Enterprise Applications, and then select All Applications.
  4. To add a new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type Profit.co in the search box.
  6. Select Profit.co from the 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 Profit.co

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Profit.co by using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, establish a linked relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Profit.co.

Here are the general steps to configure and test Azure AD SSO with Profit.co:

  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 Profit.co SSO to configure the single sign-on settings on the application side.
    1. Create a Profit.co test user to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Profit.co. This counterpart is linked to the Azure AD representation of the 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 Profit.co application integration page, find the Manage section. 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, select the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Screenshot of Set up single sign-on with SAML page, with pencil icon highlighted

  4. In the Basic SAML Configuration section, the application is preconfigured and the necessary URLs are already pre-populated in Azure. Users need to save the configuration by selecting the Save button.

  5. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, select the Copy button. This copies the App Federation Metadata Url and saves it on your computer.

    Screenshot of the SAML Signing Certificate, with the copy button highlighted

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory > Users > 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 shown in the Password field.
    4. Select Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Profit.co.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications > All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Profit.co.
  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section, and select Users and groups.
  4. Select Add user. In the Add Assignment dialog box, select Users and groups.
  5. In the Users and groups dialog box, select B.Simon from the users list. Then choose 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 box, select the appropriate role for the user from the list. Then choose the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog box, select Assign.

Configure Profit.co SSO

To configure single sign-on on the Profit.co side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata URL to the Profit.co support team. They configure this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create a Profit.co test user

In this section, you create a user called B.Simon in Profit.co. Work with the Profit.co support team to add the users in the Profit.co platform. You can't use single sign-on until you create and activate users.

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 and you should be automatically signed in to the Profit.co for which you set up the SSO.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Profit.co tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the Profit.co 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 Profit.co 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.