Microsoft Entra SSO integration with LeanDNA

In this article, you learn how to integrate LeanDNA with Microsoft Entra ID. Connect to the LeanDNA app via SAML 2.0 SSO using Azure. When you integrate LeanDNA with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:

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

You'll configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for LeanDNA in a test environment. LeanDNA supports only SP initiated single sign-on.


To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with LeanDNA, 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.
  • LeanDNA 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 LeanDNA 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 LeanDNA from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with LeanDNA. 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 > LeanDNA > 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 a URL using one of the patterns:


    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using one of the patterns:

    Reply URL<ID><ID>

    c. In the Sign on URL textbox, type the URL:


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. Contact LeanDNA Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.

  6. 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.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

  7. On the Set up LeanDNA section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Screenshot shows to copy configuration appropriate URL.

Configure LeanDNA SSO

To configure single sign-on on LeanDNA side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from the application configuration to LeanDNA support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create LeanDNA test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon at LeanDNA. Work with LeanDNA support team to add the users in the LeanDNA 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, this will redirect to LeanDNA Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to LeanDNA Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you select the LeanDNA tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to LeanDNA Sign-on URL. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.

Additional resources

Next steps

Once you configure LeanDNA 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.