Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with ProNovos Ops Manager

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to ProNovos Ops Manager.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to ProNovos Ops Manager 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.
  • ProNovos Ops Manager single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
  • Along with Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator can also add or manage applications in Azure AD. For more information, see Azure built-in roles.

Scenario description

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

  • ProNovos Ops Manager supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with ProNovos Ops Manager 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 ProNovos Ops Manager.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with ProNovos Ops Manager, 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 ProNovos Ops Manager SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create ProNovos Ops Manager test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in ProNovos Ops Manager 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 ProNovos Ops Manager 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 the application is pre-configured in IDP initiated mode and the necessary URLs are already pre-populated with Azure. The user needs to save the configuration by clicking the Save button.

  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 the URL: https://gly.smartsubz.com/saml2/acs

  6. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Raw) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up ProNovos Ops Manager 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 ProNovos Ops Manager.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select ProNovos Ops Manager.
  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'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 ProNovos Ops Manager SSO

To configure single sign-on on ProNovos Ops Manager side, you need to send the downloaded Certificate (Raw) and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to ProNovos Ops Manager support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create ProNovos Ops Manager test user

In this section, you create a user called B.Simon in ProNovos Ops Manager. Work with ProNovos Ops Manager support team to add the users in the ProNovos Ops Manager 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.

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to ProNovos Ops Manager Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

IDP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the ProNovos Ops Manager for which you set up the SSO.

You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the ProNovos Ops Manager tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the ProNovos Ops Manager 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 ProNovos Ops Manager 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.