Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with uniFLOW Online

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to uniFLOW Online.
  • Enable your users to sign in to uniFLOW Online 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.
  • uniFLOW Online tenant.

Scenario description

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

  • uniFLOW Online supports SP initiated SSO.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with uniFLOW Online 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 uniFLOW Online.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with uniFLOW Online, 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 uniFLOW Online SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Sign in to uniFLOW Online using the created test user - to test user sign-in on the application side.
  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 uniFLOW Online 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, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using one of the following patterns:

    Identifier
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.eu.uniflowonline.com
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.uk.uniflowonline.com
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.us.uniflowonline.com
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.sg.uniflowonline.com
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.jp.uniflowonline.com
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.au.uniflowonline.com

    b. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using one of the following patterns:

    Sign on URL
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.eu.uniflowonline.com
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.uk.uniflowonline.com
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.us.uniflowonline.com
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.sg.uniflowonline.com
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.jp.uniflowonline.com
    https://<tenant_domain_name>.au.uniflowonline.com

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Sign on URL. Contact uniFLOW Online 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 or refer to the reply URL displayed in your uniFLOW Online tenant.

  5. uniFLOW Online 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, whereas nameidentifier is mapped with user.userprincipalname. uniFLOW Online application expects nameidentifier to be mapped with user.objectid, so you need to edit the attribute mapping by clicking on Edit icon and change the attribute mapping.

    Screenshot shows the User Attributes pane with the edit icon highlighted.

  6. In addition to above, uniFLOW Online 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
    displayname user.displayname
    nickname user.onpremisessamaccountname

    Note

    The user.onpremisessamaccountname attribute will contain a value only if your Azure AD users are synced from a local Windows Active Directory.

  7. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

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 uniFLOW Online.

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

Note

To allow all users to access the application without manual assignment, go to the Manage section and select Properties. Then, change the User assignment required parameter to NO.

Configure uniFLOW Online SSO

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to uniFLOW Online website as an administrator.

  2. From the left navigation panel, select Extensions tab.

    Screenshot shows Extension selected from the uniFLOW Online site.

  3. Click Identity Providers.

    Screenshot shows Identity Providers selected.

  4. Click Configure identity providers

    Screenshot shows box to configure identity providers

  5. Click on Add identity provider.

    Screenshot shows Add identity provider selected.

  6. On the ADD IDENTITY PROVIDER section, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the ADD IDENTITY PROVIDER section where you can enter the values described.

    a. Enter the Display name Ex: AzureAD SSO.

    b. For Provider type, select WS-Federation option from the dropdown.

    c. For WS-Federation type, select Azure Active Directory option from the dropdown.

    d. Click Save.

  7. On the General tab, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the General tab where you can enter the values described.

    a. Enter the Display name Ex: AzureAD SSO.

    b. Select Identity provider as Enable AzureAD SSO.

    c. Select the From URL option for the ADFS Federation Metadata.

    d. In the Federation Metadata URL textbox, paste the App Federation Metadata URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.

    e. Select Automatic user registration as Activated.

    f. Click Save.

Note

Reply URL is automatically pre-filled and cannot be changed.

Sign in to uniFLOW Online using the created test user

  1. In a different web browser window, go to the uniFLOW Online URL for your tenant.

  2. Select the previously created identity provider to sign-in via your Azure AD instance.

  3. Sign in using the test user.

Test SSO

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 uniFLOW Online Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to uniFLOW Online Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the uniFLOW Online tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to uniFLOW Online Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure uniFLOW Online 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.