Microsoft Entra SSO integration with BigPanda
In this article, you'll learn how to integrate BigPanda with Microsoft Entra ID. BigPanda transforms IT data into actionable intelligence and automation, enabling incident response teams to increase uptime, efficiency, and velocity. When you integrate BigPanda with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:
- Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to BigPanda.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to BigPanda with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location.
You'll configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for BigPanda in a test environment. BigPanda supports both SP and IDP initiated single sign-on and Just In Time user provisioning.
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 BigPanda, 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.
- A BigPanda account with the Single Sign On role set to Full Access. See Roles and Resource Permissions in the BigPanda documentation for more information.
Add application and assign a test user
Before you begin the process of configuring single sign-on, you need to add the BigPanda 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 BigPanda from the Microsoft Entra gallery
Add BigPanda from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with BigPanda. 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 > BigPanda > 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 the URL:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
If you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode, then perform the following step:
In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Reply URL and Sign on URL. 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 file and save it on your computer.
On the Set up BigPanda section, copy the Login URL.
Configure BigPanda SSO
To configure single sign-on on BigPanda side, please follow the instructions from BigPanda documentation.
In this section, you test your Microsoft Entra single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application, this will redirect to BigPanda Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to BigPanda 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 BigPanda 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 BigPanda 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 BigPanda for which you set up the SSO. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.
Once you configure BigPanda 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.