Tutorial: Azure Active Directory integration with Bonusly
In this tutorial, you learn how to integrate Bonusly with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
Integrating Bonusly with Azure AD provides you with the following benefits:
- You can control in Azure AD who has access to Bonusly
- You can enable your users to automatically get signed-on to Bonusly (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.
To configure Azure AD integration with Bonusly, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription
- A Bonusly single sign-on enabled subscription
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.
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:
- Adding Bonusly from the gallery
- Configuring and testing Azure AD single sign-on
Adding Bonusly from the gallery
To configure the integration of Bonusly into Azure AD, you need to add Bonusly from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
To add Bonusly from the gallery, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation panel, click Azure Active Directory icon.
Navigate to Enterprise applications. Then go to All applications.
To add new application, click New application button on the top of dialog.
In the search box, type Bonusly, select Bonusly from result panel then click Add button to add the application.
Configure and test Azure AD single sign-on
In this section, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on with Bonusly based on a test user called "Britta Simon".
For single sign-on to work, Azure AD needs to know what the counterpart user in Bonusly is to a user in Azure AD. In other words, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Bonusly needs to be established.
In Bonusly, 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 Bonusly, you need to complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD Single Sign-On - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Create a Bonusly test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Bonusly that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- 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 Bonusly application.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Bonusly, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Bonusly application integration page, click Single sign-on.
On the Single sign-on dialog, select Mode as SAML-based Sign-on to enable single sign-on.
On the Bonusly Domain and URLs section, perform the following steps:
In the Reply URL textbox, type a URL using the following pattern:
The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Reply URL. Contact Bonusly support team to get the value.
On the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the THUMBPRINT value from the certificate.
Click Save button.
On the Bonusly Configuration section, click Configure Bonusly to open Configure sign-on window. Copy the SAML Entity ID, and SAML Single Sign-On Service URL from the Quick Reference section.
In a different browser window, log in to your Bonusly tenant.
In the toolbar on the top, click Settings, and then select Integrations and apps.
Under Single Sign-On, select SAML.
On the SAML dialog page, perform the following steps:
a. In the IdP SSO target URL textbox, paste the value of SAML Single Sign-On Service URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.
b. In the IdP Issuer textbox, paste the value of SAML Entity ID, which you have copied from Azure portal.
c. In the IdP Login URL textbox, paste the value of SAML Single Sign-On Service URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.
d. Paste the Thumbprint value copied from Azure portal into the Cert Fingerprint textbox.
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.
To create a test user in Azure AD, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the left navigation pane, click Azure Active Directory icon.
To display the list of users, go to Users and groups and click All users.
To open the User dialog, click Add on the top of the dialog.
On the User dialog page, perform the following steps:
a. In the Name textbox, type BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name textbox, type the email address of BrittaSimon.
c. Select Show Password and write down the value of the Password.
d. Click Create.
Create a Bonusly test user
In order to enable Azure AD users to log in to Bonusly, they must be provisioned into Bonusly. In the case of Bonusly, provisioning is a manual task.
You can use any other Bonusly user account creation tools or APIs provided by Bonusly to provision AAD user accounts.
To configure user provisioning, perform the following steps:
In a web browser window, log in to your Bonusly tenant.
Click the Users and bonuses tab.
Click Manage Users.
Click Add User.
On the Add User dialog, perform the following steps:
a. In the First name textbox, enter the first name of user like Britta.
b. In the Last name textbox, enter the last name of user like Simon.
c. In the Email textbox, enter the email of user like email@example.com.
d. Click Save.
The Azure AD account holder receives an email that includes a link to confirm the account before it becomes active.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Bonusly.
To assign Britta Simon to Bonusly, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, open the applications view, and then navigate to the directory view and go to Enterprise applications then click All applications.
In the applications list, select Bonusly.
In the menu on the left, click Users and groups.
Click Add button. Then select Users and groups on Add Assignment dialog.
On Users and groups dialog, select Britta Simon in the Users list.
Click Select button on Users and groups dialog.
Click Assign button on Add Assignment dialog.
Test single sign-on
The objective of this section is to test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Bonusly tile in the Access Panel, you should get automatically signed-on to your Bonusly application.
We'd love to hear your thoughts. Choose the type you'd like to provide:
Our feedback system is built on GitHub Issues. Read more on our blog.