Microsoft Entra SSO integration with Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO
In this article, you'll learn how to integrate Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO with Microsoft Entra ID. With the help of this application SSO integration is made simple and hassle free as most of the configuration will take place on its own with minimalist efforts. When you integrate Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:
- Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location.
You'll configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO in a test environment. Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO supports SP initiated single sign-on and Just In Time user provisioning.
To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO, 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.
- Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO 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 Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO 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 Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO from the Microsoft Entra gallery
Add Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO. 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 > Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO > 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 one of the following patterns:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using one of the following patterns:
c. In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using one of the following patterns:
Sign on URL
These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign on URL. Contact Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.
Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO 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, Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO application expects 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 user.mail firstname user.givenname lastname user.surname ldap_user_id user.userprincipalname mobile user.mobilephone
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 Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Configure Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO
Log in to your Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO company site as an administrator.
Go to Manage > Active Directory Settings and perform the following steps:
Enable Configure Active Directory.
Select AD Azure type from the drop-down.
Download the Federation Metadata XML file and Upload MetadataXML file by clicking on Choose file.
Click Parse Metadata.
Enter Tenant ID, Application ID and Client ID in the following fields.
Copy AD TRUST URL, paste this value into the Identifier (Entity ID) text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section.
Copy AD CONSUMER SERVICE URL, paste this value into the Reply URL (Assertion Consumer Service URL) text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section.
Click Save Configuration.
Create Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO. Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO 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 Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO, 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 Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO Sign-on URL. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.
Once you configure Scilife Microsoft Entra SSO 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.