Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with ScreenSteps
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate ScreenSteps with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate ScreenSteps with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to ScreenSteps.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to ScreenSteps with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
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.
- ScreenSteps single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- ScreenSteps supports SP initiated SSO.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
Add ScreenSteps from the gallery
To configure the integration of ScreenSteps into Azure AD, you need to add ScreenSteps from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type ScreenSteps in the search box.
- Select ScreenSteps 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 ScreenSteps
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with ScreenSteps 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 ScreenSteps.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with ScreenSteps, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure ScreenSteps SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create ScreenSteps test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in ScreenSteps that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the ScreenSteps application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following step:
In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
This value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign-On URL, which is explained later in this tutorial.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.
On the Set up ScreenSteps section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the email@example.com. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to ScreenSteps.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select ScreenSteps.
- In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
- Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
- In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- 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.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure ScreenSteps SSO
In a different web browser window, log into your ScreenSteps company site as an administrator.
Click Account Settings.
Click Single Sign-on.
Click Create Single Sign-on Endpoint.
In the Create Single Sign-on Endpoint section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Title textbox, type a title.
b. From the Mode list, select SAML.
c. Click Create.
Edit the new endpoint.
In the Edit Single Sign-on Endpoint section, perform the following steps:
a. Click Upload new SAML Certificate file, and then upload the certificate, which you have downloaded from Azure portal.
b. Paste Login URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal into the Remote Login URL textbox.
c. Paste Logout URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal into the Log out URL textbox.
d. Select a Group to assign users to when they are provisioned.
e. Click Update.
f. Copy the SAML Consumer URL to the clipboard and paste in to the Sign-on URL textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
g. Return to the Edit Single Sign-on Endpoint.
h. Click the Make default for account button to use this endpoint for all users who log into ScreenSteps. Alternatively you can click the Add to Site button to use this endpoint for specific sites in ScreenSteps.
Create ScreenSteps test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in ScreenSteps. Work with ScreenSteps Client support team to add the users in the ScreenSteps platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to ScreenSteps Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to ScreenSteps Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the ScreenSteps tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to ScreenSteps Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure ScreenSteps 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.