Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with Terraform Enterprise
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Terraform Enterprise with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Terraform Enterprise with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Terraform Enterprise.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Terraform Enterprise 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.
- Terraform Enterprise single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Terraform Enterprise supports SP initiated SSO.
- Terraform Enterprise supports Just In Time user provisioning.
Add Terraform Enterprise from the gallery
To configure the integration of Terraform Enterprise into Azure AD, you need to add Terraform Enterprise 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 Terraform Enterprise in the search box.
- Select Terraform Enterprise 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 Terraform Enterprise
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Terraform Enterprise 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 Terraform Enterprise.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Terraform Enterprise, complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Terraform Enterprise SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Terraform Enterprise test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Terraform Enterprise 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 Terraform Enterprise 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, enter the values for the following fields:
a. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
c. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign on URL. Contact Terraform Enterprise 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.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Terraform Enterprise section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on 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 Terraform Enterprise.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Terraform Enterprise.
- 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 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.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure Terraform Enterprise SSO
https://<TFE_HOSTNAME>/app/admin/saml and perform the following steps in the SAML Settings page:
a. Enable the Enable SAML single sign-on check box.
b. In the Single Sign-On URL textbox, paste the Login URL value which you copied from the Azure portal.
c. In the Single Log-out URL textbox, paste the Login URL value which you copied from the Azure portal.
d. Open the downloaded Certificate from the Azure portal into Notepad and paste the content into the IDP CERTIFICATE textbox.
Create Terraform Enterprise test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Terraform Enterprise. Terraform Enterprise supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in Terraform Enterprise, a new one is created after authentication.
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 Terraform Enterprise Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Terraform Enterprise Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Terraform Enterprise tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Terraform Enterprise Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Terraform Enterprise 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.