Tutorial: Integrate Bynder with Azure Active Directory

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Bynder with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Bynder with Azure AD, you can:

  • Control in Azure AD who has access to Bynder.
  • Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Bynder with their Azure AD accounts.
  • Manage your accounts in one central location - the Azure portal.

To learn more about SaaS app integration with Azure AD, see What is application access and single sign-on with Azure Active Directory.

Prerequisites

To get started, you need the following items:

  • An Azure AD subscription. If you don't have a subscription, you can get one-month free trial here.
  • Bynder single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.

Scenario description

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

  • Bynder supports SP and IDP initiated SSO
  • Bynder supports Just In Time user provisioning

To configure the integration of Bynder into Azure AD, you need to add Bynder 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 Bynder in the search box.
  6. Select Bynder 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 single sign-on

Configure and test Azure AD SSO with Bynder 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 Bynder.

To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Bynder, complete the following building blocks:

  1. Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
  2. Configure Bynder SSO - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
  3. Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with Britta Simon.
  4. Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable Britta Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
  5. Create Bynder test user - to have a counterpart of Britta Simon in Bynder that is linked to the Azure AD representation of user.
  6. 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 Bynder 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 edit/pen 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, enter the values for the following fields:

    a. In the Identifier text box, type a URL using the following pattern:

    For a Default Domain: https://<company name>.getbynder.com

    For a Custom Domain: https;//<subdomain>.<domain>.com

    b. In the Reply URL text box, type a URL using the following pattern:

    For a Default Domain: https://<company name>.getbynder.com/sso/SAML/authenticate/

    For a Custom Domain: https://<subdomain>.<domain>.com/sso/SAML/authenticate/

  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:

    For a Default Domain: https://<company name>.getbynder.com/login/

    For a Custom Domain: https://<subdomain>.<domain>.com/login/

    Note

    These values are not real. Update these values with the actual Identifier, Reply URL and Sign-on URL. Contact Bynder 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. Bynder application expects the SAML assertions in a specific format. Configure the following claims for this application. You can manage the values of these attributes from the User Attributes section on application integration page. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, click Edit button to open User Attributes dialog.

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  7. In the User Claims section on the User Attributes dialog, edit the claims by using Edit icon or add the claims by using Add new claim to configure SAML token attribute as shown in the image above and perform the following steps:

    1. Click the pen next to Groups returned in claim.

    2. Select Security groups from the radio list.

    3. Select Source Attribute of Group ID.

    4. Click Save.

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  8. On the Set up Single Sign-On with SAML page, in the SAML Signing Certificate section, find Metadata XML and select Download to download the certificate and save it on your computer.

    The Certificate download link

  9. On the Set up Bynder section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.

    Copy configuration URLs

Configure Bynder SSO

To configure single sign-on on Bynder side, you need to send the downloaded Metadata XML and appropriate copied URLs from Azure portal to Bynder support team. They set this setting to have the SAML SSO connection set properly on both sides.

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 Bynder.

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

  2. In the applications list, select Bynder.

  3. In the app's overview page, find the Manage section and select Users and groups.

    The "Users and groups" link

  4. Select Add user, then select Users and groups in the Add Assignment dialog.

    The Add User link

  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're expecting any role value in the SAML assertion, in the Select Role dialog, select the appropriate role for the user from the list and then click the Select button at the bottom of the screen.

  7. In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.

Create Bynder test user

In this section, a user called Britta Simon is created in Bynder. Bynder 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 Bynder, a new one is created after authentication.

Note

If you need to create a user manually, you need to contact the Bynder support team.

Test SSO

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

When you click the Bynder tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Bynder for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.

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