Microsoft Entra SSO integration with AlertEnterprise-Guardian

In this article, you'll learn how to integrate AlertEnterprise-Guardian with Microsoft Entra ID. Application automates the identity management lifecycle. Built-in Regulatory Compliance ensures controls are in place before granting access to identities. When you integrate AlertEnterprise-Guardian with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:

  • Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to AlertEnterprise-Guardian.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to AlertEnterprise-Guardian with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location.

You'll configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for AlertEnterprise-Guardian in a test environment. AlertEnterprise-Guardian supports IDP initiated single sign-on.


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


To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with AlertEnterprise-Guardian, 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.
  • AlertEnterprise-Guardian 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 AlertEnterprise-Guardian 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 AlertEnterprise-Guardian from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with AlertEnterprise-Guardian. 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.

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Entra admin center as at least a Cloud Application Administrator.

  2. Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > AlertEnterprise-Guardian > Single sign-on.

  3. On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  4. 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.

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

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type the value:

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<SUBDOMAIN><Client_Name>


    The Reply URL is not real. Update this value with the actual Reply URL. Contact AlertEnterprise-Guardian support team to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.

  6. AlertEnterprise-Guardian 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 attributes configuration.

  7. In addition to above, AlertEnterprise-Guardian 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
    tenant <Share_By_ALERT_Team>
  8. 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 AlertEnterprise-Guardian SSO

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

Create AlertEnterprise-Guardian test user

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

Test SSO

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

  • Click on Test this application, and you should be automatically signed in to the AlertEnterprise-Guardian for which you set up the SSO.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the AlertEnterprise-Guardian tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the AlertEnterprise-Guardian for which you set up the SSO. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure AlertEnterprise-Guardian 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.