Microsoft Entra SSO integration with WhosOff

In this article, you'll learn how to integrate WhosOff with Microsoft Entra ID. WhosOff is an online leave management platform. Azure's WhosOff integration allows customers to sign in to their WhosOff account using Azure as a single sign-on provider. When you integrate WhosOff with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:

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

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


To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with WhosOff, 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.
  • WhosOff 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 WhosOff 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 WhosOff from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with WhosOff. 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 > WhosOff > 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, the user doesn't have to perform any step as the app is already preintegrated with Azure.

  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:<Integration_ID>/sso/azure/


    This value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign on URL. You can collect Integration_ID from your WhosOff account when activating Azure SSO which is explained later in this tutorial. For any queriers, please contact WhosOff support team. 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, find Federation Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    Screenshot shows the Certificate download link.

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

    Screenshot shows to copy configuration appropriate URL.

Configure WhosOff SSO

  1. Log in to your WhosOff company site as an administrator.

  2. Go to ADMINISTRATION on the left hand menu and click COMPANY SETTINGS > Single Sign On.

  3. In the Setup Single Sign On section, perform the following steps:

    Screenshot shows settings of metadata and configuration.

    1. Select Azure SSO provider from the drop-down and click Active SSO.

    2. Once activated, copy the Integration GUID and save it on your computer.

    3. Upload Federation Metadata XML file by clicking on the Choose File option, which you have downloaded.

    4. Click Save changes.

Create WhosOff test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon at WhosOff SSO. Work with WhosOff support team to add the users in the WhosOff SSO 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.

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application, this will redirect to WhosOff Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

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

Additional resources

Next steps

Once you configure WhosOff 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.