Azure Active Directory SSO integration with Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter

In this article, you'll learn how to integrate Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). The Venafi Control Plane includes TLS Protect Datacenter, SSH Protect and CodeSign Protect. When you integrate Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter with Azure AD, you can:

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

You'll configure and test Azure AD single sign-on for Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter in a test environment. Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter supports both SP and IDP initiated single sign-on.

Prerequisites

To integrate Azure Active Directory with Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter, you need:

  • An Azure AD 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.
  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter 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 Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter application from the Azure AD gallery. You need a test user account to assign to the application and test the single sign-on configuration.

Add Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter from the Azure AD application gallery to configure single sign-on with Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter. For more information on how to add application from the gallery, see the Quickstart: Add application from the gallery.

Create and assign Azure AD test user

Follow the guidelines in the create and assign a user account article to create a test user account in the Azure portal 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 in the Azure portal. Learn more about Microsoft 365 wizards..

Configure Azure AD SSO

Complete the following steps to enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter 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, select the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Screenshot shows how to edit Basic SAML Configuration.

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

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CUSTOMER-DOMAIN>/aperture/api/saml/acs

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CUSTOMER-DOMAIN>/aperture/api/saml/acs

  5. If you want to configure SP initiated SSO, then perform the following step:

    In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<CUSTOMER-DOMAIN>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter 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.

  6. 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.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

Configure Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter SSO

To configure single sign-on on Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter. Work with Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter support team to add the users in the Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

IDP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter for which you set up the SSO.

You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign-on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Additional resources

Next steps

Once you configure Venafi Control Plane - Datacenter 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.