Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Reward Gateway

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Reward Gateway with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Reward Gateway with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Reward Gateway.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Reward Gateway with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

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

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account.
  • Reward Gateway single sign-on enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

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

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
  2. On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
  3. Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
  4. To add new application, select New application.
  5. In the Add from the gallery section, type Reward Gateway in the search box.
  6. Select Reward Gateway from results panel and then add the app. Wait a few seconds while the app is added to your tenant.

Configure and test Azure AD SSO for Reward Gateway

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Reward Gateway using a test user called B.Simon. For SSO to work, you need to establish a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Reward Gateway.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Reward Gateway, perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
    1. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
    2. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  2. Configure Reward Gateway SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Reward Gateway test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Reward Gateway that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  3. Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configure Azure AD SSO

Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Reward Gateway application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.

  2. On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.

  3. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

  4. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using one of the following patterns:

    Identifier URL
    https://<COMPANY_NAME>.rewardgateway.com
    https://<COMPANY_NAME>.rewardgateway.co.uk/
    https://<COMPANY_NAME>.rewardgateway.co.nz/
    https://<COMPANY_NAME>.rewardgateway.com.au/

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using one of the following patterns:

    Reply URL
    https://<COMPANY_NAME>.rewardgateway.com/Authentication/EndLogin?idp=<Unique Id>
    https://<COMPANY_NAME>.rewardgateway.co.uk/Authentication/EndLogin?idp=<Unique Id>
    https://<COMPANY_NAME>.rewardgateway.co.nz/Authentication/EndLogin?idp=<Unique Id>
    https://<COMPANY_NAME>.rewardgateway.com.au/Authentication/EndLogin?idp=<Unique Id>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Reply URL. To get these values start setting up an Integration on the Reward Manager Portal. Details can be found on https://success.rewardgateway.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038650573-Microsoft-Azure-for-Authentication

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

    Copy configuration URLs

Create an Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.

  1. From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.
  3. In the User properties, follow these steps:
    1. In the Name field, enter B.Simon.
    2. In the User name field, enter the username@companydomain.extension. For example, B.Simon@contoso.com.
    3. Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
    4. Click Create.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Reward Gateway.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Reward Gateway.
  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
  5. In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. If you are expecting a role to be assigned to the users, you can select it from the Select a role dropdown. If no role has been set up for this app, you see "Default Access" role selected.
  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Configure Reward Gateway SSO

To configure single sign-on on Reward Gateway side, start setting up an Integration on the Reward Manager Portal. Use the downloaded metadata to obtain your Signing Certificate and upload that during the configuration. Details can be found on https://success.rewardgateway.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038650573-Microsoft-Azure-for-Authentication.

Create Reward Gateway test user

In this section, you create a user called Britta Simon in Reward Gateway. Work with Reward Gateway support team to add the users in the Reward Gateway platform. Users must be created and activated before you use single sign-on.

Reward Gateway also supports automatic user provisioning, you can find more details here on how to configure automatic user provisioning.

Test SSO

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

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Reward Gateway for which you set up the SSO.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Reward Gateway tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the Reward Gateway for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Reward Gateway 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 Defender for Cloud Apps.