Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with PolicyStat

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate PolicyStat with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Integrating PolicyStat with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to PolicyStat.
  • You can enable your users to be automatically signed-in to PolicyStat (Single Sign-On) with their Azure AD accounts.
  • You can manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

If you want to know more details about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Prerequisites

To configure Azure AD integration with PolicyStat, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get one-month trial here
  • PolicyStat single sign-on enabled subscription

Note

This integration is also available to use from Azure AD US Government Cloud environment. You can find this application in the Azure AD US Government Cloud Application Gallery and configure it in the same way as you do from public cloud.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.

  • PolicyStat supports SP initiated SSO

  • PolicyStat supports Just In Time user provisioning

To configure the integration of PolicyStat into Azure AD, you need to add PolicyStat from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.

To add PolicyStat from the gallery, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select the All Applications option.

    The Enterprise applications blade

  3. To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.

    The New application button

  4. In the search box, type PolicyStat, select PolicyStat from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    PolicyStat in the results list

Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with PolicyStat based on a test user called Britta Simon. For single sign-on to work, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in PolicyStat needs to be established.

To configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with PolicyStat, you need to complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure PolicyStat Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
  3. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  4. Create PolicyStat test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in PolicyStat that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  5. Test single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD single sign-on

In this section, you enable Azure AD single sign-on in the Azure portal.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with PolicyStat, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the PolicyStat application integration page, select Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on select mode

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    PolicyStat Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Sign on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.policystat.com

    b. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<companyname>.policystat.com/saml2/metadata/

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Sign on URL and Identifier. Contact PolicyStat Client support team to get these values. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

  5. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download the Federation Metadata XML from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. Your PolicyStat application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes. Click Edit icon to open User Attributes dialog.

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  7. In addition to above, PolicyStat application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response. In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, perform the following steps to add SAML token attribute as shown in the below table:

    Name Source Attribute
    uid ExtractMailPrefix([mail])

    a. Click Add new claim to open the Manage user claims dialog.

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    b. In the Name textbox, type the attribute name shown for that row.

    c. Leave the Namespace blank.

    d. Select Source as Transformation.

    e. From the Transformation list, type the attribute value shown for that row.

    f. From the Parameter 1 list, type the attribute value shown for that row.

    g. Click Save.

  8. On the Set up PolicyStat section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure AD Identifier

    c. Logout URL

Configure PolicyStat Single Sign-On

  1. In a different web browser window, log into your PolicyStat company site as an administrator.

  2. Click the Admin tab, and then click Single Sign-On Configuration in left navigation pane.

    Administrator Menu

  3. Click Your IDP Metadata, and then, in the Your IDP Metadata section, perform the following steps:

    Single Sign-On Configuration

    a. Open your downloaded metadata file, copy the content, and then paste it into the Your Identity Provider Metadata textbox.

    b. Click Save Changes.

  4. Click Configure Attributes, and then, in the Configure Attributes section, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Username Attribute textbox, type uid.

    b. In the First Name Attribute textbox, type your First Name Attribute claim name from Azure http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/givenname.

    c. In the Last Name Attribute textbox, type your Last Name Attribute claim name from Azure http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/surname.

    d. In the Email Attribute textbox, type your Email Attribute claim name from Azure http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2005/05/identity/claims/emailaddress.

    e. Click Save Changes.

  5. In the Setup section, select Enable Single Sign-on Integration.

    Single Sign-On Configuration

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable your own account to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to PolicyStat.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select PolicyStat.

    Enterprise applications blade

  2. In the applications list, select PolicyStat.

    The PolicyStat link in the Applications list

  3. In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select your account in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.

Create PolicyStat test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in PolicyStat. PolicyStat supports just-in-time user provisioning, which is enabled by default. There is no action item for you in this section. If a user doesn't already exist in PolicyStat, a new one is created after authentication.

Note

You can use any other PolicyStat user account creation tools or APIs provided by PolicyStat to provision Azure AD user accounts.

Test single sign-on

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.

When you click the PolicyStat tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the PolicyStat for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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