Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

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.
  • Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.

  • Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform supports SP and IDP initiated SSO.
  • Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform supports Just In Time user provisioning.

To configure the integration of Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform into Azure AD, you need to add Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform 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 Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform in the search box.
  6. Select Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform 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 Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform 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 Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform, 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 Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
    1. Create Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform 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 Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform 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, if you wish to configure the application in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://net.banyanops.com/api/v1/sso?orgname=<YOUR_ORG_NAME>

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://net.banyanops.com/api/v1/sso?orgname=<YOUR_ORG_NAME>

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

    In the Sign-on URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern: https://net.banyanops.com/api/v1/sso?orgname=<YOUR_ORG_NAME>

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform 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.

  6. On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click copy button to copy App Federation Metadata Url and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

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 Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform.

  1. In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
  2. In the applications list, select Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform.
  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 Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform SSO

  1. Log in to your Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform website as an administrator.

  2. Go to Admin Settings -> Admin Sign-on.

  3. Perform the following steps in the Sign-on Settings page.

    Screenshot for Sign-on Settings.

    a. Select Sign-On Method as a Single Sign On - SAML 2.0 from the dropdown.

    b. Copy IDP Issuer value, paste this value into the Azure AD Identifier text box in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.

    c. Paste the App Federation Metadata Url value in to the IDP Metadata URL textbox.

    d. Click on the Update button.

Create Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform. Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform 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 Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform, a new one is created after authentication.

Test SSO

In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.

SP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal. This will redirect to Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform Sign on URL where you can initiate the login flow.

  • Go to Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform Sign-on URL directly and initiate the login flow from there.

IDP initiated:

  • Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform for which you set up the SSO.

You can also use Microsoft My Apps to test the application in any mode. When you click the Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform tile in the My Apps, if configured in SP mode you would be redirected to the application sign on page for initiating the login flow and if configured in IDP mode, you should be automatically signed in to the Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.

Next steps

Once you configure Banyan Security Zero Trust Remote Access Platform 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 Cloud App Security.