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Konstantinos-5703 asked ·

Adding a Play Store app to Azure AD and SSO

Hello all,

is it possible to add a Play Store app to Azure Active Directory and single sign on?
If yes, is this possible without having to modify the app itself?

Project background:
An android phone is to be used in a supermarket by the staff and execute all tasks on it instead of a thin client. A staff member uses this phone for the work shift and then passes it to the next staff member. In this process the phone should delete all data from the previous staff member. Single Sign On is used to enable staff members to access all needed phone apps with one log in. In my question I refer to those phone apps. I want to know if its possible to add an Android App from the Play Store to provide it to the staff members. Since it is a Play Store App I don't have access to the code to sign it therefore I want to know if I can add an app without modifying it.

Thank you in advance.

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Sirlupinwatson answered ·

Hi @Konstantinos-5703


The problem here with "apps" Is that Microsoft does not have any way to certify those "Applications" for now, and certify that the provider is "Secure" and a "Trustable" source, in a major concern. This can lead to, many unexpected scenarios. From there what can be offered as Realistic Help Desk on the forum need to be limited.


We can't say either there is no relation between the "Apps Store" and a Windows Platform for example, but the current "Software assurance" have limitation and need to be respected. Otherwise and in others words, it can clearly harm your PC or Tablet, Android Device, Phone etc.


Microsoft have to be strict on that policies because it's more frequent to have Web Apps Designer that can insert keylogger and so on.


I hope this informations will help you to understand.
I wish you a great evening,
Regards, Armand B.


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Hi @Sirlupinwatson ,
so with that reasoning I assume that if I still want to be able to add Play Store apps, I'll need another provider for the project.

Thank you.

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LeonLaude answered ·

Hi,

Google Play Store is not supported in the Q&A forums, the supported products are listed over here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/products (more to be added later on).

You can ask the experts in the dedicated Google Play Store forum over here:
https://support.google.com/googleplay/community?hl=en


(Please don't forget to accept helpful replies as answer)

Best regards,
Leon

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Hi @LeonLaude ,
does that mean that it is not possible to add a play store app into Azure Single Sign On?


I want to be able to provide a play store app to the users and include a Single Sign On.
Is it only possible to provide apps of which you have access to the source code?


Thank you in advance.



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LeonLaude avatar image LeonLaude Konstantinos-5703 ·

It might be possible, but better check in the Google forums.

Also something here might help:
Set up single sign-on for managed Google Accounts using third-party Identity providers

Single sign-on to applications in Azure Active Directory


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I wrote with the Google PlayStore Support and they couldn't help me. I also don't have a G Suit problem so I think its the wrong place to search in.

I already searched in the Microsoft Azure Docs but didn't find any direct answer to whether I need to be the owner of the app to be able to insert it into Active Directory or whether it can be a random app from e.g. the PlayStore.

It is crucial for the project this is for to know if it is possible to add an app without modifying it like adding something in its manifest.

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