Microsoft Entra SSO integration with ISG GovernX Federation
In this article, you'll learn how to integrate ISG GovernX Federation with Microsoft Entra ID. Template for Federation between ISG and Clients IDP. When you integrate ISG GovernX Federation with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:
- Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to ISG GovernX Federation.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to ISG GovernX Federation with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location.
You'll configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for ISG GovernX Federation in a test environment. ISG GovernX Federation supports both SP and IDP initiated single sign-on and Just In Time user provisioning.
To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with ISG GovernX Federation, 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.
- ISG GovernX Federation 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 ISG GovernX Federation 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 ISG GovernX Federation from the Microsoft Entra gallery
Add ISG GovernX Federation from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with ISG GovernX Federation. 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 > ISG GovernX Federation > 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:
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 Identifier, Reply URL and Sign on URL. Contact ISG GovernX Federation 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 ISG GovernX Federation section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Configure ISG GovernX Federation SSO
To configure single sign-on on ISG GovernX Federation side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from the application configuration to ISG GovernX Federation support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create ISG GovernX Federation test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in ISG GovernX Federation. ISG GovernX Federation 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 ISG GovernX Federation, 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 ISG GovernX Federation Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to ISG GovernX Federation 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 ISG GovernX Federation 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 ISG GovernX Federation 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 ISG GovernX Federation for which you set up the SSO. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.
Once you configure ISG GovernX Federation 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.