Tutorial: Integrate AcquireIO with Azure Active Directory

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

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

To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

Prerequisites

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.
  • AcquireIO single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment. AcquireIO supports IDP initiated SSO.

To configure the integration of AcquireIO into Azure AD, you need to add AcquireIO 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 AcquireIO in the search box.
  6. Select AcquireIO 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 single sign-on

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with AcquireIO 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 AcquireIO.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with AcquireIO, complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure AcquireIO to configure the SSO settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create AcquireIO test user to have a counterpart of B.Simon in AcquireIO that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. 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 AcquireIO 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 edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.

    Edit Basic SAML Configuration

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

    In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://app.acquire.io/ad/<acquire_account_uid>

    Note

    The value is not real. You will get the actual Reply URL which is explained later in the Configure AcquireIO section of the tutorial. 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, find Certificate (Base64) and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  6. On the Set up AcquireIO section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Configure AcquireIO

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to AcquireIO as an Administrator.

  2. From the left side of menu, click on App Store.

    AcquireIO configuration

  3. Scroll down upto Active Directory and click on Install.

    AcquireIO configuration

  4. On the Active Directory pop-up, perform the following steps:

    AcquireIO configuration

    a. Click Copy to copy the Reply URL for your instance and paste it in Reply URL textbox in Basic SAML Configuration section on Azure portal.

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

    c. Open the Base64 encoded certificate in Notepad, copy its content and paste it in the X.509 Certificate text box.

    d. Click Connect Now.

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 AcquireIO.

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

  2. In the applications list, select AcquireIO.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

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

    The Add User link

  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're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

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

Create AcquireIO test user

To enable Azure AD users to sign in to AcquireIO, they must be provisioned into AcquireIO. In AcquireIO, provisioning is a manual task.

To provision a user account, perform the following steps:

  1. In a different web browser window, sign in to AcquireIO as an Administrator.

  2. From the left side of menu, click Profiles and navigate to Add Profile.

    AcquireIO configuration

  3. On the Add customer pop-up, perform the following steps:

    AcquireIO configuration

    a. In Name text box, enter the name of user like B.simon.

    b. In Email text box, enter the email of user like **B.simon@contoso.com**.

    c. Click Submit.

Test SSO

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

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