Azure Active Directory SSO integration with Wistia

In this article, you'll learn how to integrate Wistia with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Sign into Wistia with Azure Active Directory and start to level up your video marketing strategy. Learn more about Wistia video marketing platform at wistia.com. When you integrate Wistia with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Wistia.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Wistia 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 Wistia in a test environment. Wistia supports SP initiated single sign-on and Just In Time user provisioning.

Note

Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.

Prerequisites

To integrate Azure Active Directory with Wistia, 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.
  • Wistia 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 Wistia 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 Wistia from the Azure AD application gallery to configure single sign-on with Wistia. 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 Wistia 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 the value: urn:amazon:cognito:sp:us-east-1_2sjOZnclh

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type the URL: https://sso-auth.wistia.com/saml2/idpresponse

    c. In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<AccountName>.wistia.com/login/sso

    Note

    This value is not the real. Update this value with the actual Sign on URL. Contact Wistia Client support team to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. Wistia 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.

    Screenshot shows the image of token attributes.

  6. In addition to above, Wistia 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
    firstName user.givenname
    lastName user.surname
    email user.mail
  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.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

Configure Wistia SSO

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

Create Wistia test user

In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Wistia. Wistia 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 Wistia, a new one is created after authentication.

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 Wistia Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

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

Additional resources

Next steps

Once you configure Wistia 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.