Microsoft Entra SSO integration with QRadar SOAR

In this article, you learn how to integrate QRadar SOAR with Microsoft Entra ID. QRadar SOAR enhances the analyst experience through accelerated incident response with simple automation, process standardization, and integration with your existing security tools. When you integrate QRadar SOAR with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:

  • Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to QRadar SOAR.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to QRadar SOAR with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location.

You configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for QRadar SOAR in a test environment. QRadar SOAR supports both SP and IDP initiated single sign-on.


To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with QRadar SOAR, you need:

  • A Microsoft Entra user account. If you don't already have one, you can Create an account for free.
  • One of the following roles: Global Administrator, Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator, or owner of the service principal.
  • A Microsoft Entra subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • QRadar SOAR single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Add application and assign a test user

Before you begin the process of configuring single sign-on, you need to add the QRadar SOAR application from the Microsoft Entra gallery. You need a test user account to assign to the application and test the single sign-on configuration.

Add QRadar SOAR from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with QRadar SOAR. For more information on how to add application from the gallery, see the Quickstart: Add application from the gallery.

Create and assign Microsoft Entra test user

Follow the guidelines in the create and assign a user account article to create a test user account called B.Simon.

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, and assign roles. The wizard also provides a link to the single sign-on configuration pane. Learn more about Microsoft 365 wizards..

Configure Microsoft Entra SSO

Complete the following steps to enable Microsoft Entra single sign-on.

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Entra admin center as at least a Cloud Application Administrator.

  2. Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > QRadar SOAR > Single sign-on.

  3. On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  4. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, select the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Screenshot shows how to edit Basic SAML Configuration.

  5. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using one of the following patterns:


    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using one of the following patterns:

    Reply URL
  6. If you want to configure SP initiated SSO, then perform the following step:

    In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using one of the following patterns:

    Sign on URL


    These values are not the real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign on URL. Contact QRadar SOAR Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.

  7. 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 certificate and save it on your computer.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

  8. On the Set up QRadar SOAR section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Screenshot shows how to copy configuration appropriate URL.

Configure QRadar SOAR SSO

To configure single sign-on on QRadar SOAR side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from the application configuration to QRadar SOAR support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create QRadar SOAR test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in QRadar SOAR. Work with QRadar SOAR support team to add the users in the QRadar SOAR platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Microsoft Entra single sign-on configuration with following options.

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application, this will redirect to QRadar SOAR Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

IDP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application, and you should be automatically signed in to the QRadar SOAR 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 QRadar SOAR 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 QRadar SOAR for which you set up the SSO. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.

Additional resources

Next steps

Once you configure QRadar SOAR 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.