Microsoft Entra SSO integration with VEDA Cloud
In this article, you learn how to integrate VEDA Cloud with Microsoft Entra ID. This application enables Microsoft Entra ID to act as SAML IdP for authenticating users to your VEDA HR Cloud Solutions. When you integrate VEDA Cloud with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:
- Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to VEDA Cloud.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to VEDA Cloud with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location.
You configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for VEDA Cloud in a test environment. VEDA Cloud supports SP initiated single sign-on.
To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with VEDA Cloud, you need:
- A Microsoft Entra user account. If you don't already have one, you can Create an account for free.
- One of the following roles: Global Administrator, Cloud Application Administrator, Application Administrator, or owner of the service principal.
- A Microsoft Entra subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
- VEDA Cloud single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
Add application and assign a test user
Before you begin the process of configuring single sign-on, you need to add the VEDA Cloud application from the Microsoft Entra gallery. You need a test user account to assign to the application and test the single sign-on configuration.
Add VEDA Cloud from the Microsoft Entra gallery
Add VEDA Cloud from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with VEDA Cloud. For more information on how to add application from the gallery, see the Quickstart: Add application from the gallery.
Create and assign Microsoft Entra test user
Follow the guidelines in the create and assign a user account article to create a test user account called B.Simon.
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, and assign roles. The wizard also provides a link to the single sign-on configuration pane. Learn more about Microsoft 365 wizards..
Configure Microsoft Entra SSO
Complete the following steps to enable Microsoft Entra single sign-on.
Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > VEDA Cloud > Single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, select the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using one of the following patterns:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using one of the following patterns:
c. In the Sign on URL textbox, 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 VEDA Cloud Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.
VEDA Cloud 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.
In addition to above, VEDA Cloud application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response, which are shown. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirements.
Name Source Attribute displayname user.displayname
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.
Configure VEDA Cloud SSO
To configure single sign-on on VEDA Cloud side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to VEDA Cloud support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create VEDA Cloud test user
In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon at VEDA Cloud. Work with VEDA Cloud support team to add the users in the VEDA Cloud platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
In this section, you test your Microsoft Entra single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application, this will redirect to VEDA Cloud Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to VEDA Cloud Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the VEDA Cloud tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to VEDA Cloud Sign-on URL. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.
Once you configure VEDA Cloud 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.