Microsoft Entra SSO integration with SSO for Jama Connect®

In this article, you learn how to integrate SSO for Jama Connect® with Microsoft Entra ID. Jama Software®’s industry-leading platform helps teams manage requirements with Live Traceability™ through the systems development process for proven cycle time reduction and quality improvement. When you integrate SSO for Jama Connect® with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:

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

You'll configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for SSO for Jama Connect® in a test environment. SSO for Jama Connect® supports both SP and IDP initiated single sign-on and also Just In Time user provisioning.


To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with SSO for Jama Connect®, 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.
  • SSO for Jama Connect® 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 SSO for Jama Connect® 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 SSO for Jama Connect® from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with SSO for Jama Connect®. 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 > SSO for Jama Connect® > 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 value using the following pattern: urn:auth0:<First_Part_of_Auth0_Domain>:<TenantID>

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<Auth0_Domain>/login/callback?connection=<TenantID>

  6. Perform the following step, if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<Tenant_Name>


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign on URL. Contact SSO for Jama Connect® support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.

  7. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

Configure SSO for Jama Connect® SSO

To configure single sign-on on SSO for Jama Connect® side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to SSO for Jama Connect® support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create SSO for Jama Connect® test user

In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in SSO for Jama Connect®. SSO for Jama Connect® 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 SSO for Jama Connect®, a new one is created after authentication.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Microsoft Entra single sign-on configuration with following options.

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application, this will redirect to SSO for Jama Connect® Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to SSO for Jama Connect® Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

IDP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application, and you should be automatically signed in to the SSO for Jama Connect® 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 SSO for Jama Connect® 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 SSO for Jama Connect® for which you set up the SSO. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.

Additional resources

Next steps

Once you configure SSO for Jama Connect® 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.