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 be automatically signed-in 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. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
To configure Azure AD integration with Bonusly, you need the following items:
- An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have an Azure AD environment, you can get a free account
- Bonusly single sign-on enabled subscription
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD single sign-on in a test environment.
- Bonusly supports IDP initiated SSO
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 and then select the All Applications option.
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, a link relationship between an Azure AD user and the related user in Bonusly needs to be established.
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.
- Configure Bonusly Single Sign-On - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create Bonusly test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Bonusly that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- 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.
To configure Azure AD single sign-on with Bonusly, perform the following steps:
In the Azure portal, on the Bonusly application integration page, select Single sign-on.
On the Select a Single sign-on method dialog, select SAML/WS-Fed mode to enable single sign-on.
On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit icon to open Basic SAML Configuration dialog.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, perform the following steps:
In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:
The value is not real. Update the value with the actual Reply URL. Contact Bonusly Client support team to get the value. You can also refer to the patterns shown in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
In the SAML Signing Certificate section, click Edit button to open SAML Signing Certificate dialog.
In the SAML Signing Certificate section, copy the THUMBPRINT and save it on your computer.
On the Set up Bonusly section, copy the appropriate URL(s) as per your requirement.
a. Login URL
b. Azure AD Identifier
c. Logout URL
Configure Bonusly Single Sign-On
In a different browser window, sign 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 Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.
b. In the IdP Login URL textbox, paste the value of Login URL, which you have copied from Azure portal.
c. In the IdP Issuer textbox, paste the value of Azure AD Identifier, which you have copied from Azure portal.
d. Paste the Thumbprint value copied from Azure portal into the Cert Fingerprint textbox.
e. Click Save.
Create an Azure AD test user
The objective of this section is to create a test user in the Azure portal called Britta Simon.
In the Azure portal, in the left pane, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
Select New user at the top of the screen.
In the User properties, perform the following steps.
a. In the Name field enter BrittaSimon.
b. In the User name field type
firstname.lastname@example.org. For example, BrittaSimon@contoso.com
c. Select Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
d. Click Create.
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you enable Britta Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Bonusly.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, select All applications, then select Bonusly.
In the applications list, select Bonusly.
In the menu on the left, select Users and groups.
Click the Add user button, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
In the Users and groups dialog select Britta Simon in the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
If you are expecting any role value in the SAML assertion then in the Select Role dialog select the appropriate role for the user from the list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
In the Add Assignment dialog click the Assign button.
Create Bonusly test user
In order to enable Azure AD users to sign 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, sign 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
d. Click Save.
The Azure AD account holder receives an email that includes a link to confirm the account before it becomes active.
Test single sign-on
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Bonusly tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Bonusly for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.
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