Tutorial: Configure Signagelive for automatic user provisioning

The objective of this tutorial is to demonstrate the steps to be performed in Signagelive and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to configure Azure AD to automatically provision and de-provision users and/or groups to Signagelive.

Note

This tutorial describes a connector built on top of the Azure AD User Provisioning Service. For important details on what this service does, how it works, and frequently asked questions, see Automate user provisioning and deprovisioning to SaaS applications with Azure Active Directory.

This connector is currently in Public Preview. For more information on the general Microsoft Azure terms of use for Preview features, see Supplemental Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews.

Prerequisites

The scenario outlined in this tutorial assumes that you already have the following prerequisites:

Assigning users to Signagelive

Azure Active Directory uses a concept called assignments to determine which users should receive access to selected apps. In the context of automatic user provisioning, only the users and/or groups that have been assigned to an application in Azure AD are synchronized.

Before configuring and enabling automatic user provisioning, you should decide which users and/or groups in Azure AD need access to Signagelive. Once decided, you can assign these users and/or groups to Signagelive by following the instructions here:

Important tips for assigning users to Signagelive

  • It is recommended that a single Azure AD user is assigned to Signagelive to test the automatic user provisioning configuration. Additional users and/or groups may be assigned later.

  • When assigning a user to Signagelive, you must select any valid application-specific role (if available) in the assignment dialog. Users with the Default Access role are excluded from provisioning.

Setup Signagelive for provisioning

Before configuring Signagelive for automatic user provisioning with Azure AD, you will need to enable SCIM provisioning on Signagelive.

Reach out to Signagelive to obtain the secret token needed to configure SCIM provisioning.

To configure Signagelive for automatic user provisioning with Azure AD, you need to add Signagelive from the Azure AD application gallery to your list of managed SaaS applications.

To add Signagelive from the Azure AD application gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left navigation panel, select Azure Active Directory.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Go to Enterprise applications, and then select All applications.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add a new application, select the New application button at the top of the pane.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, enter Signagelive, select Signagelive in the results panel, and then click the Add button to add the application.

    Signagelive    in the results list

Configuring automatic user provisioning to Signagelive

This section guides you through the steps to configure the Azure AD provisioning service to create, update, and disable users and/or groups in Signagelive based on user and/or group assignments in Azure AD.

Tip

You may also choose to enable SAML-based single sign-on for Signagelive, following the instructions provided in the Signagelive Single sign-on tutorial. Single sign-on can be configured independently of automatic user provisioning, though these two features compliment each other.

To configure automatic user provisioning for Signagelive in Azure AD:

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal. Select Enterprise Applications, then select All applications.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select Signagelive.

    The Signagelive link in the Applications list

  3. Select the Provisioning tab.

    Screenshot of the Manage options with the Provisioning option called out.

  4. Set the Provisioning Mode to Automatic.

    Screenshot of the Provisioning Mode dropdown list with the Automatic option called out.

  5. Under the Admin Credentials section, input https://samlapi.signagelive.com/scim/v2 in Tenant URL. In Secret Token field, enter the bearer Token value provided by the engineering development team. Click Test Connection to ensure Azure AD can connect to Signagelive. If the connection fails, ensure your Signagelive account has Admin permissions and try again. Tenant URL + Token

  6. In the Notification Email field, enter the email address of a person or group who should receive the provisioning error notifications and check the checkbox - Send an email notification when a failure occurs.

    Notification Email

  7. Click Save.

  8. Under the Mappings section, select Synchronize Azure Active Directory Users to Signagelive.

    Screenshot of the Mappings section with the Synchronize Azure Active Directory Users to Signagelive option called out.

  9. Review the user attributes that are synchronized from Azure AD to Signagelive in the Attribute Mapping section. The attributes selected as Matching properties are used to match the user accounts in Signagelive for update operations. Select the Save button to commit any changes.

    Screenshot of the Attribute Mappings section with seven mappings displayed.

  10. Under the Mappings section, select Synchronize Azure Active Directory Group to Signagelive.

    Screenshot of the Mappings section with the Synchronize Azure Active Directory Group to Signagelive option called out.

  11. Review the group attributes that are synchronized from Azure AD to Signagelive in the Attribute Mapping section. The attributes selected as Matching properties are used to match the group accounts in Signagelive for update operations. Select the Save button to commit any changes.

    Screenshot of the Attribute Mappings section with three mappings displayed.

  12. To configure scoping filters, refer to the following instructions provided in the Scoping filter tutorial.

  13. To enable the Azure AD provisioning service for Signagelive, change the Provisioning Status to On in the Settings section.

    Provisioning Status Toggled On

  14. Define the users and/or groups that you would like to provision to Signagelive by choosing the desired values in Scope in the Settings section.

    Provisioning Scope

  15. When you are ready to provision, click Save.

    Saving Provisioning Configuration

This operation starts the initial synchronization of all users and/or groups defined in Scope in the Settings section. The initial sync takes longer to perform than subsequent syncs. For more information on how long it will take for users and/or groups to provision, see How long will it take to provision users.

You can use the Current Status section to monitor progress and follow links to your provisioning activity report, which describes all actions performed by the Azure AD provisioning service on Signagelive. For more information, see Check the status of user provisioning. To read the Azure AD provisioning logs, see Reporting on automatic user account provisioning.

Additional resources

Next steps