Tutorial: Azure Active Directory single sign-on (SSO) integration with Boomi
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Boomi with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Boomi with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Boomi.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Boomi with their Azure AD accounts.
- Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.
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.
- Boomi single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Boomi supports IDP initiated SSO.
Add Boomi from the gallery
To configure the integration of Boomi into Azure AD, you need to add Boomi from the gallery to your list of managed SaaS apps.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using either a work or school account, or a personal Microsoft account.
- On the left navigation pane, select the Azure Active Directory service.
- Navigate to Enterprise Applications and then select All Applications.
- To add new application, select New application.
- In the Add from the gallery section, type Boomi in the search box.
- Select Boomi 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 Boomi
Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Boomi 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 Boomi.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Boomi, perform the following steps:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Boomi SSO - to configure the single sign-on settings on application side.
- Create Boomi test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Boomi that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
- Test SSO - to verify whether the configuration works.
Configure Azure AD SSO
Follow these steps to enable Azure AD SSO in the Azure portal.
In the Azure portal, on the Boomi application integration page, find the Manage section and select single sign-on.
On the Select a single sign-on method page, select SAML.
On the Set up single sign-on with SAML page, click the pencil icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
On the Basic SAML Configuration section, if you have Service Provider metadata file and wish to configure in IDP initiated mode, perform the following steps:
a. Click Upload metadata file.
b. Click on folder logo to select the metadata file and click Upload.
c. After the metadata file is successfully uploaded, the Identifier and Reply URL values get auto populated in Basic SAML Configuration section.
d. Enter the Sign-on URL, such as
You will get the Service Provider metadata file from the Configure Boomi SSO section, which is explained later in the tutorial. If the Identifier and Reply URL values do not get auto populated, then fill in the values manually according to your requirement.
Boomi application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format, which requires you to add custom attribute mappings to your SAML token attributes configuration. The following screenshot shows the list of default attributes.
In addition to above, Boomi application expects few more attributes to be passed back in SAML response which are shown below. These attributes are also pre populated but you can review them as per your requirements.
Name Source Attribute FEDERATION_ID user.mail
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.
On the Set up Boomi section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Create an Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll create a test user in the Azure portal called B.Simon.
- From the left pane in the Azure portal, select Azure Active Directory, select Users, and then select All users.
- Select New user at the top of the screen.
- In the User properties, follow these steps:
- In the Name field, enter
- In the User name field, enter the email@example.com. For example,
- Select the Show password check box, and then write down the value that's displayed in the Password box.
- Click Create.
- In the Name field, enter
Assign the Azure AD test user
In this section, you'll enable B.Simon to use Azure single sign-on by granting access to Boomi.
- In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
- In the applications list, select Boomi.
- In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.
- Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.
- In the Users and groups dialog, select B.Simon from the Users list, then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.
- 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.
- In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Configure Boomi SSO
In a different web browser window, sign in to your Boomi company site as an administrator.
Navigate to Company Name and go to Set up.
Click the SSO Options tab and perform below steps.
a. Check Enable SAML Single Sign-On checkbox.
b. Click Import to upload the downloaded certificate from Azure AD to Identity Provider Certificate.
c. In the Identity Provider Login URL textbox, put the value of Login URL from Azure AD application configuration window.
d. For Federation Id Location, select the Federation Id is in FEDERATION_ID Attribute element radio button.
e. Copy the AtomSphere MetaData URL, go to the MetaData URL via the browser of your choice, and save the output to a file. Upload the MetaData URL in the Basic SAML Configuration section in the Azure portal.
f. Click Save button.
Create Boomi test user
In order to enable Azure AD users to sign in to Boomi, they must be provisioned into Boomi. In the case of Boomi, provisioning is a manual task.
To provision a user account, perform the following steps:
Sign in to your Boomi company site as an administrator.
After logging in, navigate to User Management and go to Users.
Click + icon and the Add/Maintain User Roles dialog opens.
a. In the User e-mail address textbox, type the email of user like B.Simon@contoso.com.
b. In the First name textbox, type the First name of user like B.
c. In the Last name textbox, type the Last name of user like Simon.
d. Enter the user's Federation ID. Each user must have a Federation ID that uniquely identifies the user within the account.
e. Assign the Standard User role to the user. Do not assign the Administrator role because that would give them normal Atmosphere access as well as single sign-on access.
f. Click OK.
The user will not receive a welcome notification email containing a password that can be used to log in to the AtomSphere account because their password is managed through the identity provider. You may use any other Boomi user account creation tools or APIs provided by Boomi to provision AAD user accounts.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration with following options.
Click on Test this application in Azure portal and you should be automatically signed in to the Boomi for which you set up the SSO.
You can use Microsoft My Apps. When you click the Boomi tile in the My Apps, you should be automatically signed in to the Boomi for which you set up the SSO. For more information about the My Apps, see Introduction to the My Apps.
Once you configure Boomi 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.