Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with SafetyCulture

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to SafetyCulture.
  • Enable your users to be automatically logged in to SafetyCulture 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.
  • SafetyCulture paid plan - required for single sign-on.
  • Along with Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator can also add or manage applications in Azure AD. For more information, see Azure built-in roles.

Note

This integration is also available to use from Azure AD US Government Cloud environment. You can find this application in the Azure AD US Government Cloud Application Gallery and configure it in the same way as you do from public cloud.

Scenario description

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

  • SafetyCulture supports SP and IdP initiated SSO.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with SafetyCulture 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 SafetyCulture.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with SafetyCulture, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. 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 SafetyCulture 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.

    Screenshot shows to edit Basic SAML Configuration.

  4. Go to the SafetyCulture web app:

    1. Log in to the SafetyCulture web app.

    2. Click your organization name on the lower-left corner of the page and select Organization settings.

    3. Select Security on the top of the page.

    4. Click Set up in the Single sign-on (SSO) box.

    5. Select SAML, not Azure AD, as the connection option.

    6. Perform the following steps on the below page.

      Screenshot shows sample SSO details from the SafetyCulture web app.

      a. Copy Service provider entity ID value, paste this value into the Identifier text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

      b. Copy Service provider assertion consumer service URL value, paste this value into the Reply URL text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. Go back to the Azure portal. 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, paste the Service provider entity ID from SafetyCulture.

    b. In the Reply URL text box, paste the Service provider assertion consumer service URL from SafetyCulture.

  6. If you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode, in the Sign-on URL(optional) text box, enter the Service provider assertion consumer service URL from SafetyCulture.

  7. The SafetyCulture application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes.

    Screenshot shows the image of the SafetyCulture application.

  8. In addition to above, the SafetyCulture application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response which are shown below. These attributes are also pre-populated but you can review them as per your requirements.

    Name Source Attribute
    firstname user.givenname
    lastname user.surname
    email user.mail
  9. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (PEM) and select Download to download the certificate and save it for the following steps.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

  10. Go back to the SafetyCulture web app and click Continue and perform the below steps in the Step 2: Login details page.

    Screenshot shows the login details step of SafetyCulture's SSO setup.

    a. In the Login URL textbox, paste the Login URL value which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    b. Open the downloaded Certificate (PEM) from the Azure portal into Notepad and paste the content into the SAML Signing Certificate textbox.

    c. Click Complete setup.

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 SafetyCulture.

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

Create SafetyCulture test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in SafetyCulture. Work with your SafetyCulture organization's admin to add the test user. The user 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

  1. Click on Test this application in the Azure portal. This will redirect you to the SafetyCulture sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  2. On the SafetyCulture login page, initiate the SSO login by entering the test user's email address.

  3. Click Log in with single sign-on (SSO).

    Screenshot shows the log in with SSO option on SafetyCulture.

IdP-initiated

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically logged in to SafetyCulture 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 SafetyCulture tile in 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 logged in to SafetyCulture for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you've configured SafetyCulture, 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.