Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with iQualify LMS

In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate iQualify LMS with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Integrating iQualify LMS with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to iQualify LMS.
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to iQualify LMS (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.

Prerequisites

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

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • An iQualify LMS single sign-on enabled subscription

Note

To test the steps in this tutorial, we do not recommend using a production environment.

To test the steps in this tutorial, you should follow these recommendations:

  • Do not use your production environment, unless it is necessary.
  • If you don't have an Azure AD trial environment, you can get a one-month trial.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment. The scenario outlined in this tutorial consists of two main building blocks:

  1. Adding iQualify LMS from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add iQualify LMS 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. Then go to All applications.

    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 iQualify LMS, select iQualify LMS from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    iQualify LMS 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 iQualify LMS based on a test user called "Britta Simon."

For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in iQualify LMS is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in iQualify LMS needs to be established.

In iQualify LMS, assign the value of the user name in Azure AD as the value of the Username to establish the link relationship.

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

  1. Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Create an iQualify LMS test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in iQualify LMS that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  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 and configure single sign-on in your iQualify LMS application.

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

  1. In the Azure portal, on the iQualify LMS application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.

    Single sign-on dialog box

  3. On the iQualify LMS Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:

    iQualify LMS Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:

    Production Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.com/
    Test Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.io

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:

    Production Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.com/auth/saml2/callback
    Test Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.io/auth/saml2/callback
  4. Check Show advanced URL settings and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    iQualify LMS Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:

    Production Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.com/login
    Test Environment: https://<yourorg>.iqualify.io/login

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL, and Sign-On URL. Contact iQualify LMS Client support team to get these values.

  5. The iQualify LMS application expects the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) assertions to be displayed in a specific format. Configure the claims and manage the values of the attributes in the User Attributes section of the iQualify application integration page, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Configure Single Sign-On

  6. In the User Attributes section on the Single sign-on dialog perform the following steps for each row shown in the table below:

    Attribute Name Attribute Value
    email user.userprincipalname
    first_name user.givenname
    last_name user.surname
    person_id "your attribute"

    a. Click Add attribute to open the Add Attribute dialog.

    Configure Single Sign-On

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    c. From the Value list, type the attribute value shown for that row.

    d. Click Ok

    e. Repeat steps "a" through "d" for the next table rows.

    Note

    Repeating steps "a" through "d" for the person_id attribute is Optional

  7. On the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Certificate (Base 64) and then save the certificate file on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  8. Click Save button.

    Configure Single Sign-On Save button

  9. On the iQualify LMS Configuration section, click Configure iQualify LMS to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the Sign-Out URL, and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.

    iQualify LMS Configuration

  10. Open a new browser window, and then sign in to your iQualify environment as an administrator.

  11. Once you are logged in, click on your avatar at the top right, then click on "Account settings."

    Account settings

  12. In the account settings area, click on the ribbon menu on the left and click on "INTEGRATIONS."

    INTEGRATIONS

  13. Under INTEGRATIONS, click on the SAML icon.

    SAML icon

  14. In the SAML Authentication Settings dialog box, perform the following steps:

    SAML Authentication Settings

    a. In the SAML SINGLE SIGN-ON SERVICE URL box, paste the SAML Single Sign‑On Service URL value copied from the Azure AD application configuration window.

    b. In the SAML LOGOUT URL box, paste the Sign‑Out URL value copied from the Azure AD application configuration window.

    c. Open the downloaded certificate file in notepad, copy the content, and then paste it in the PUBLIC CERTIFICATE box.

    d. In LOGIN BUTTON LABEL enter the name for the button to be displayed on login page.

    e. Click SAVE.

    f. Click UPDATE.

Tip

You can now read a concise version of these instructions inside the Azure portal, while you are setting up the app! After adding this app from the Active Directory > Enterprise Applications section, simply click the Single Sign-On tab and access the embedded documentation through the Configuration section at the bottom. You can read more about the embedded documentation feature here: Azure AD embedded documentation

Create an Azure AD test user

The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.

Create an Azure AD test user

To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, click the Azure Active Directory button.

    The Azure Active Directory button

  2. To display the list of users, go to Users and groups, and then click All users.

    The "Users and groups" and "All users" links

  3. To open the User dialog box, click Add at the top of the All Users dialog box.

    The Add button

  4. In the User dialog box, perform the following steps:

    The User dialog box

    a. In the Name box, type BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name box, type the email address of user Britta Simon.

    c. Select the Show Password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.

    d. Click Create.

Create an iQualify LMS test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in iQualify. iQualify LMS 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 iQualify, a new one is created when you attempt to access iQualify LMS.

Assign the Azure AD test user

In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to iQualify LMS.

Assign the user role

To assign Britta Simon to iQualify LMS, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.

    Assign User

  2. In the applications list, select iQualify LMS.

    The iQualify LMS link in the Applications list

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

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add Assignment pane

  5. On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.

  6. Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.

  7. Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.

Test single sign-on

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

When you click the iQualify LMS tile in the Access Panel, you should get login page of your iQualify LMS application.

login page

Click Sign in with Azure AD button and you should get automatically signed-on to your iQualify LMS application.

For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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