Microsoft Entra SSO integration with BrainStorm Platform
In this article, you learn how to integrate BrainStorm Platform with Microsoft Entra ID. The BrainStorm Platform empowers end users to personalize their experience, empowering them to embrace long-term behavioral change. When you integrate BrainStorm Platform with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:
- Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to BrainStorm Platform.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to BrainStorm Platform with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location.
You are able to configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for BrainStorm Platform in your BrainStorm environment. BrainStorm Platform supports only SP 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 BrainStorm Platform, 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.
- BrainStorm Platform 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 BrainStorm Platform 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 BrainStorm Platform from the Microsoft Entra gallery
Add BrainStorm Platform from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with BrainStorm Platform. 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 > BrainStorm Platform > 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 value:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type the URL:
c. In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
This value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign on URL. Contact BrainStorm Platform Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.
BrainStorm Platform 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.
In addition to above, the BrainStorm platform application allows 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 title user.jobtitle department user.department
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.
Configure BrainStorm Platform SSO
To configure single sign-on on BrainStorm Platform side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to BrainStorm Platform support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create BrainStorm Platform test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in BrainStorm Platform. BrainStorm Platform 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 BrainStorm Platform, 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 BrainStorm Platform Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to BrainStorm Platform Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the BrainStorm Platform tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to BrainStorm Platform Sign-on URL. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.
Once you configure BrainStorm Platform 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.