Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Rollbar

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Rollbar.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Rollbar with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with Rollbar, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account.
  • Rollbar single sign-on enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.

Note

Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Rollbar 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 Rollbar.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Rollbar, 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 Rollbar SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Rollbar test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Rollbar 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 Rollbar 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, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type the URL: https://saml.rollbar.com

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://rollbar.com/<ACCOUNT_NAME>/saml/sso/azure/

  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 a URL using the following pattern: https://rollbar.com/<ACCOUNT_NAME>/saml/login/azure/

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Reply URL and Sign-On URL. Contact Rollbar 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.

  6. 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.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up Rollbar section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per 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 Rollbar.

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

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to your Rollbar company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on the Profile Settings on the right top corner and then click Account Name settings.

    Screenshot shows an account name settings selected from Profile Settings.

  3. Click Identity Provider under SECURITY.

    Screenshot shows Identity Provider selected under SECURITY.

  4. In the SAML Identity Provider section, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the SAML Identity Provider where you can enter the values described.

    a. Select AZURE from the SAML Identity Provider dropdown.

    b. Open your metadata file in notepad, copy the content of it into your clipboard, and then paste it to the SAML Metadata textbox.

    c. Click Save.

  5. After clicking the save button, the screen will be like this:

    Screenshot shows the results in the SAML Identity Provider page.

    Note

    In order to complete the following step, you must first add yourself as a user to the Rollbar app in Azure.

    a. If you want to require all users to authenticate via Azure, then click log in via your identity provider to re-authenticate via Azure.

    b. Once you're returned to the screen, select the Require login via SAML Identity Provider checkbox.

    b. Click Save.

Create Rollbar test user

To enable Azure AD users to sign in to Rollbar, they must be provisioned into Rollbar. In the case of Rollbar, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign in to your Rollbar company site as an administrator.

  2. Click on the Profile Settings on the right top corner and then click Account Name settings.

    User

  3. Click Users.

    Add Employee

  4. Click Invite Team Members.

    Screenshot shows the Invite Team Members option selected.

  5. In the textbox, enter the name of user like brittasimon@contoso.com and the click Add/Invite.

    Screenshot shows Add/Invite Members with an address provided.

  6. User receives an invitation and after accepting it they are created in the system.

Note

Rollbar also supports automatic user provisioning, you can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.

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 Rollbar Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Rollbar 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 Rollbar 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 Rollbar 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 Rollbar 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 Rollbar 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.