Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Allbound SSO

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

Integrating Allbound SSO with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:

  • You can control in Azure AD who has access to Allbound SSO.
  • You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Allbound SSO (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 Allbound SSO, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription
  • An Allbound SSO 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 Allbound SSO from the gallery
  2. Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on

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

To add Allbound SSO 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 Allbound SSO, select Allbound SSO from result panel then click Add button to add the application.

    Allbound SSO 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 Allbound SSO based on a test user called "Britta Simon".

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

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

  1. Configuring Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Creating an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  3. Creating an Allbound SSO test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Allbound SSO that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  4. Assigning the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Testing single sign-on - to verify whether the configuration works.

Configuring 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 Allbound SSO application.

To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Allbound SSO, perform the following steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, on the Allbound SSO application integration page, click Single sign-on.

    Configure single sign-on link

  2. On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, Click Select for SAML mode to enable single sign-on.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  3. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.

    Configure Single Sign-On

  4. On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode:

    Allbound SSO Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    a. In the Identifier textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<SUBDOMAIN>.allbound.com/

    b. In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<SUBDOMAIN>.allbound.com/acs

  5. Click Set additional URLs and perform the following step if you wish to configure the application in SP initiated mode:

    Allbound SSO Domain and URLs single sign-on information

    In the Sign-on URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern: https://<SUBDOMAIN>.allbound.com/

    Note

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

  6. On the SAML Signing Certificate page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Download to download Federation Metadata XML and then save metadata file on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  7. On the Set up Allbound SSO section, copy the appropriate URL as per your requirement.

    a. Login URL

    b. Azure AD Identifier

    c. Logout URL

    Allbound SSO Configuration

  8. To configure single sign-on on Allbound SSO side, you need to send the downloaded Federation Metadata XML to Allbound SSO support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

Creating an Azure AD test user

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

  1. In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.

    Create Azure AD User

  2. Select New user at the top of the screen.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

  3. In the User properties, perform the following steps.

    Creating an Azure AD test user

    a. In the Name field, enter BrittaSimon.

    b. In the User name field, type brittasimon@yourcompanydomain.extension
    For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com

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

    d. Select Create.

Creating an Allbound SSO test user

The objective of this section is to create a user called Britta Simon in Allbound SSO. Allbound SSO supports just-in-time provisioning, which is by default enabled. There is no action item for you in this section. A new user is created during an attempt to access Allbound SSO if it doesn't exist yet.

Note

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

Assigning the Azure AD test user

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

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

    Assign User

  2. In the applications list, select Allbound SSO.

    Configure Single Sign-On

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

    Assign User

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

    Assign User

  5. In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  6. In the Add Assignment dialog select the Assign button.

Testing single sign-on

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

When you click the Allbound SSO tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Allbound SSO application. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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