Tutorial: Microsoft Entra single sign-on (SSO) integration with Smart Global Governance
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Smart Global Governance with Microsoft Entra ID. When you integrate Smart Global Governance with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:
- Use Microsoft Entra ID to control who can access Smart Global Governance.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed in to Smart Global Governance with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location: the Azure portal.
To learn more about SaaS app integration with Microsoft Entra ID, see Single sign-on to applications in Microsoft Entra ID.
To get started, you need the following items:
- A Microsoft Entra subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
- A Smart Global Governance subscription with single sign-on (SSO) enabled.
In this tutorial, you'll configure and test Microsoft Entra SSO in a test environment.
Smart Global Governance supports SP-initiated and IDP-initiated SSO.
After you configure Smart Global Governance, you can enforce session control, which protects exfiltration and infiltration of your organization's sensitive data in real time. Session controls extend from Conditional Access. Learn how to enforce session control with Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.
Add Smart Global Governance from the gallery
To configure the integration of Smart Global Governance into Microsoft Entra ID, you need to add Smart Global Governance from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Microsoft Entra admin center as at least a Cloud Application Administrator.
- Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, enter Smart Global Governance in the search box.
- Select Smart Global Governance in the results panel and then add the app. Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.
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, assign roles, as well as walk through the SSO configuration as well. Learn more about Microsoft 365 wizards.
Configure and test Microsoft Entra SSO for Smart Global Governance
You'll configure and test Microsoft Entra SSO with Smart Global Governance by using a test user named B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between a Microsoft Entra user and the corresponding user in Smart Global Governance.
To configure and test Microsoft Entra SSO with Smart Global Governance, you'll take these high-level steps:
- Configure Microsoft Entra SSO to enable your users to use the feature.
- Configure Smart Global Governance SSO on the application side.
- Create a Smart Global Governance test user as a counterpart to the Microsoft Entra representation of the user.
- Test SSO to verify that the configuration works.
Configure Microsoft Entra SSO
Follow these steps to enable Microsoft Entra SSO in the Azure portal:
Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > Smart Global Governance application integration page, in the Manage section, select 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 button for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings:
In the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you want to configure the application in IDP-initiated mode, take the following steps.
a. In the Identifier box, enter one of these URLs:
b. In the Reply URL box, enter one of these URLs:
If you want to configure the application in SP-initiated mode, select Set additional URLs and complete the following step.
In the Sign-on URL box, enter one of these URLs:
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, select the Download link for Certificate (Raw) to download the certificate and save it on your computer:
In the Set up Smart Global Governance section, copy the appropriate URL or URLs, based on your requirements:
Create a Microsoft Entra test user
In this section, you'll create a test user called B.Simon.
- Sign in to the Microsoft Entra admin center as at least a User Administrator.
- Browse to Identity > Users > All users.
- Select New user > Create new user, at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Display name field, enter
- In the User principal name field, enter the firstname.lastname@example.org. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Select Review + create.
- In the Display name field, enter
- Select Create.
Grant access to the test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use single sign-on by granting that user access to Smart Global Governance.
Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications.
In the applications list, select Smart Global Governance.
In the app's overview page, in the Manage section, select Users and groups:
Select Add user, and then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog box:
In the Users and groups dialog box, select B.Simon in the Users list, and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
If you're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog box, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog box, select Assign.
Configure Smart Global Governance SSO
To configure single sign-on on the Smart Global Governance side, you need to send the downloaded raw certificate and the appropriate URLs that you copied from Azure portal to the Smart Global Governance support team. They configure the SAML SSO connection to be correct on both sides.
Create a Smart Global Governance test user
Work with the Smart Global Governance support team to add a user named B.Simon in Smart Global Governance. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.
In this section, you'll test your Microsoft Entra SSO configuration by using Access Panel.
When you select the Smart Global Governance tile in Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Smart Global Governance instance for which you set up SSO. For more information about Access Panel, see Introduction to Access Panel.