Microsoft Entra SSO integration with YOU at College
In this article, you learn how to integrate YOU at College with Microsoft Entra ID. YOU at College is an opt-in, web-based well-being application that higher education institutions can license and promote to their students and staff. When you integrate YOU at College with Microsoft Entra ID, you can:
- Control in Microsoft Entra ID who has access to YOU at College.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to YOU at College with their Microsoft Entra accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location.
You'll configure and test Microsoft Entra single sign-on for YOU at College in a test environment. YOU at College supports only SP initiated single sign-on and Just In Time user provisioning.
Identifier of this application is a fixed string value so only one instance can be configured in one tenant.
To integrate Microsoft Entra ID with YOU at College, 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.
- YOU at College 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 YOU at College 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 YOU at College from the Microsoft Entra gallery
Add YOU at College from the Microsoft Entra application gallery to configure single sign-on with YOU at College. 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 > YOU at College > 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 the URL:
b. In the Reply URL textbox, type the URL:
c. In the Sign on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
This value is not real. Update this value with the actual Sign on URL. Contact YOU at College Client support team to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section.
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 YOU at College section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Configure YOU at College SSO
To configure single sign-on on YOU at College side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from the application configuration to YOU at College support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.
Create YOU at College test user
In this section, a user called B.Simon is created in YOU at College. YOU at College 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 YOU at College, 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 YOU at College Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.
Go to YOU at College Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you select the YOU at College tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to YOU at College Sign-on URL. For more information, see Microsoft Entra My Apps.
Once you configure YOU at College 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.