Microsoft Entra SSO integration with Tanium SSO

In this article, you learn how to integrate Tanium SSO with Microsoft Entra ID. Tanium, the industry’s only provider of converged endpoint management (XEM), leads the paradigm shift in legacy approaches to managing complex security and technology environments. When you integrate Tanium SSO with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:

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

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


To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with Tanium SSO, you need:

Add application and assign a test user

Before you begin the process of configuring single sign-on, you need to add the Tanium 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 Tanium SSO from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with Tanium 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.

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Entra admin center as at least a Cloud Application Administrator.

  2. Browse to Identity > Applications > Enterprise applications > Tanium SSO > 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:amazon:cognito:sp:<InstanceName>

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<InstanceName>-tanium.auth.<SUBDOMAIN>

  6. 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: https://<InstanceName>


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign on URL. Contact Tanium Support to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.


    If deploying Tanium in an on-premises configuration, your values may look different than those shown above. The values to use can be retrieved from the Administration > SAML Configuration menu in the Tanium console. Details can be found in the Tanium Console User Guide: Integrating with a SAML IdP.

  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. If deploying to Tanium in an on-premises configuration, click the edit button and set the Response Signing Option to "Sign response and assertion".

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

Configure Tanium SSO

To configure single sign-on on Tanium SSO side, you need to send the App Federation Metadata Url to Tanium Support. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Create Tanium SSO test user

In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in Tanium SSO. Tanium 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 Tanium SSO, 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 Tanium SSO Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Tanium SSO 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 Tanium SSO 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 Tanium SSO 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 Tanium SSO for which you set up the SSO. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.

Additional resources

Next steps

Once you configure Tanium 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.