Microsoft Entra SSO integration with Acoustic Connect
In this article, you'll learn how to integrate Acoustic Connect with Microsoft Entra ID. Acoustic Connect is platform that helps you create marketing campaigns that resonate with people, build a loyal following, and drive revenue. When you integrate Acoustic Connect with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:
- Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to Acoustic Connect.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Acoustic Connect with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location.
You'll configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for Acoustic Connect in a test environment. Acoustic Connect supports both SP and IDP initiated single sign-on and Just In Time user provisioning.
To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with Acoustic Connect, 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.
- Acoustic Connect 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 Acoustic Connect 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 Acoustic Connect from the Microsoft Entra gallery
Add Acoustic Connect from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with Acoustic Connect. 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 > Acoustic Connect > 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 the following pattern:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
Perform the following step, if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:
In the Sign on URL textbox, type the URL:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact Acoustic Connect support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.
On the Set-up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Acoustic Connect section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Configure Acoustic Connect SSO
To configure single sign-on on Acoustic Connect side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from the application configuration to Acoustic Connect support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create Acoustic Connect test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Acoustic Connect. Acoustic Connect supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There's no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in Acoustic Connect, a new one is commonly created after authentication.
In this section, you test your Microsoft Entra single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application, this will redirect to Acoustic Connect Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Acoustic Connect Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
- Click on Test this application, and you should be automatically signed in to the Acoustic Connect 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 Acoustic Connect 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 Acoustic Connect for which you set up the SSO. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.
Once you configure Acoustic Connect 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.