Tutorial: Configure H5mag for automatic user provisioning

This tutorial describes the steps you need to perform in both H5mag and Microsoft Entra ID to configure automatic user provisioning. When configured, Microsoft Entra ID automatically provisions and de-provisions users and groups to H5mag using the Microsoft Entra provisioning service. For important details on what this service does, how it works, and frequently asked questions, see Automate user provisioning and deprovisioning to SaaS applications with Microsoft Entra ID.

Capabilities Supported

  • Create users in H5mag
  • Remove users in H5mag when they do not require access anymore
  • Keep user attributes synchronized between Microsoft Entra ID and H5mag
  • Single sign-on to H5mag (recommended)


The scenario outlined in this tutorial assumes that you already have the following prerequisites:

Step 1: Plan your provisioning deployment

  1. Learn about how the provisioning service works.
  2. Determine who will be in scope for provisioning.
  3. Determine what data to map between Microsoft Entra ID and H5mag.

Step 2: Configure H5mag to support provisioning with Microsoft Entra ID

  1. Log in to your H5mag environment and navigate to Account -> Provisioning & SSO.

  2. Click on the Generate Token button. The provisioning URL and API Token will be displayed. These values will be entered in the Tenant URL and Secret Token fields in the Provisioning tab of your H5mag application.

  3. Click on the Save button to store the generated token.

  4. If you want to redirect your users to use Microsoft login page when they attempt to log in using H5mag's own system, you can set a SSO redirect on this page as well by selecting Microsoft 365 / Microsoft Entra ID in the SSO Provider options.

Add H5mag from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to start managing provisioning to H5mag. If you have previously setup H5mag for SSO, you can use the same application. However it is recommended that you create a separate app when testing out the integration initially. Learn more about adding an application from the gallery here.

Step 4: Define who will be in scope for provisioning

The Microsoft Entra provisioning service allows you to scope who will be provisioned based on assignment to the application and or based on attributes of the user / group. If you choose to scope who will be provisioned to your app based on assignment, you can use the following steps to assign users and groups to the application. If you choose to scope who will be provisioned based solely on attributes of the user or group, you can use a scoping filter as described here.

  • Start small. Test with a small set of users and groups before rolling out to everyone. When scope for provisioning is set to assigned users and groups, you can control this by assigning one or two users or groups to the app. When scope is set to all users and groups, you can specify an attribute based scoping filter.

  • If you need additional roles, you can update the application manifest to add new roles.

Step 5: Configure automatic user provisioning to H5mag

This section guides you through the steps to configure the Microsoft Entra provisioning service to create, update, and disable users and/or groups in H5mag based on user and/or group assignments in Microsoft Entra ID.

To configure automatic user provisioning for H5mag in Microsoft Entra ID:

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

  2. Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications

    Enterprise applications blade

  3. In the applications list, select H5mag.

    The H5mag link in the Applications list

  4. Select the Provisioning tab.

    Provisioning tab

  5. Set the Provisioning Mode to Automatic.

    Provisioning tab automatic

  6. Under the Admin Credentials section, input your H5mag Tenant URL and Secret Token. Click Test Connection to ensure Microsoft Entra ID can connect to H5mag. If the connection fails, ensure your H5mag account has Admin permissions and try again.


  7. In the Notification Email field, enter the email address of a person or group who should receive the provisioning error notifications and select the Send an email notification when a failure occurs check box.

    Notification Email

  8. Select Save.

  9. Under the Mappings section, select Synchronize Microsoft Entra users to H5mag.

  10. Review the user attributes that are synchronized from Microsoft Entra ID to H5mag in the Attribute-Mapping section. The attributes selected as Matching properties are used to match the user accounts in H5mag for update operations. If you choose to change the matching target attribute, you will need to ensure that the H5mag API supports filtering users based on that attribute. Select the Save button to commit any changes.

    Attribute Type Supported For Filtering
    userName String
    externalId String
    active Boolean
    displayName String
    emails[type eq "work"].value String
    preferredLanguage String
    name.givenName String
    name.familyName String
    name.formatted String
    locale String
    timezone String
    userType String
  11. To configure scoping filters, refer to the following instructions provided in the Scoping filter tutorial.

  12. To enable the Microsoft Entra provisioning service for H5mag, change the Provisioning Status to On in the Settings section.

    Provisioning Status Toggled On

  13. Define the users and/or groups that you would like to provision to H5mag by choosing the desired values in Scope in the Settings section.

    Provisioning Scope

  14. When you are ready to provision, click Save.

    Saving Provisioning Configuration

This operation starts the initial synchronization cycle of all users and groups defined in Scope in the Settings section. The initial cycle takes longer to perform than subsequent cycles, which occur approximately every 40 minutes as long as the Microsoft Entra provisioning service is running.

Step 6: Monitor your deployment

Once you've configured provisioning, use the following resources to monitor your deployment:

  1. Use the provisioning logs to determine which users have been provisioned successfully or unsuccessfully
  2. Check the progress bar to see the status of the provisioning cycle and how close it is to completion
  3. If the provisioning configuration seems to be in an unhealthy state, the application will go into quarantine. Learn more about quarantine states here.

Additional resources

Next steps