Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with TargetProcess

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

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


To get started, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get a free account.
  • TargetProcess single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • TargetProcess supports SP initiated SSO.
  • TargetProcess supports Just In Time user provisioning.

To configure the integration of TargetProcess into Azure AD, you need to add TargetProcess 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 TargetProcess in the search box.
  6. Select TargetProcess 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 TargetProcess

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with TargetProcess 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 TargetProcess.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with TargetProcess, 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 TargetProcess SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create TargetProcess test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in TargetProcess 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 TargetProcess 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 Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier (Entity ID) text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<SUBDOMAIN>.tpondemand.com/

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


    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier and Sign on URL. Contact TargetProcess 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 Certificate (Base64) from the given options as per your requirement and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up TargetProcess 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 TargetProcess.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select TargetProcess.
  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 TargetProcess SSO

  1. To automate the configuration within TargetProcess, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.


  2. After adding extension to the browser, click on setup TargetProcess will direct you to the TargetProcess application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into TargetProcess. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-7.

    Setup configuration

    If you want to configure the application manually perform the following steps:

  3. Sign-on to your TargetProcess application as an administrator.

  4. In the menu on the top, click Setup.


  5. Click Settings tab.


  6. Click Single Sign-on tab.

    click Single Sign-On

  7. On the Single Sign-on settings dialog, perform the following steps:

    Configure Single Sign-On

    a. Click Enable Single Sign-on.

    b. In Sign-on URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL which you have copied from Azure portal.

    c. Open your downloaded certificate in notepad, copy the content, and then paste it into the Certificate textbox.

    d. click Enable JIT Provisioning.

    e. Click Save.

Create TargetProcess test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in TargetProcess. TargetProcess 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 TargetProcess, a new one is created after authentication.


If you need to create a user manually, contact TargetProcess support team.

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. This will redirect to TargetProcess Sign-on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to TargetProcess Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

  • You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the TargetProcess tile in the My Apps, this will redirect to TargetProcess Sign-on URL. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure TargetProcess 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.