Tutorial: Azure AD SSO integration with UserEcho

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

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to UserEcho.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to UserEcho with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with UserEcho, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account.
  • UserEcho single sign-on enabled subscription.
  • Along with Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator can also add or manage applications in Azure AD. For more information, see Azure built-in roles.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.

  • UserEcho supports SP initiated SSO.

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

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with UserEcho 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 UserEcho.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with UserEcho, 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 UserEcho SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create UserEcho test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in UserEcho that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  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 UserEcho 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 S A M L Configuration.

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.userecho.com/saml/metadata/

    b. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.userecho.com/

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Sign on URL. Contact UserEcho 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.

  5. 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.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

  6. On the Set up UserEcho section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Screenshot shows to copy configuration appropriate U R L.

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 UserEcho.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select UserEcho.
  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'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.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure UserEcho SSO

  1. In another browser window, sign on to your UserEcho company site as an administrator.

  2. In the toolbar on the top, click your user name to expand the menu, and then click Setup.

    Screenshot shows Setup selected from the UserEcho site.

  3. Click Integrations.

    Screenshot shows Integrations selected from the Settings menu.

  4. Click Website, and then click Single sign-on (SAML2).

    Screenshot shows Single sign-on SAML2 selected from the Integrations menu.

  5. On the Single sign-on (SAML) page, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the Single Sign-on SAML page where you can enter the values described.

    a. As SAML-enabled, select Yes.

    b. Paste Login URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal into the SAML SSO URL textbox.

    c. Paste Logout URL, which you have copied from the Azure portal into the Remote Logout URL textbox.

    d. Open your downloaded certificate in Notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the X.509 Certificate textbox.

    e. Click Save.

Create UserEcho test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in UserEcho.

To create a user called Britta Simon in UserEcho, perform the following steps:

  1. Sign-on to your UserEcho company site as an administrator.

  2. In the toolbar on the top, click your user name to expand the menu, and then click Setup.

    Screenshot shows Setup selected from the UserEcho site.

  3. Click Users, to expand the Users section.

    Screenshot shows Users selected from the Settings menu.

  4. Click Users.

    Screenshot shows Users selected button.

  5. Click Invite a new user.

    Screenshot shows the Invite a new user control.

  6. On the Invite a new user dialog, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows the Invite a new user dialog box where you can enter user information.

    a. In the Name textbox, type name of the user like Britta Simon.

    b. In the Email textbox, type the email address of user like Brittasimon@contoso.com.

    c. Click Invite.

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

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

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

Next steps

Once you configure UserEcho 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.