Tutorial: Integrate Carbonite Endpoint Backup with Azure Active Directory
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate Carbonite Endpoint Backup with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). When you integrate Carbonite Endpoint Backup with Azure AD, you can:
- Control in Azure AD who has access to Carbonite Endpoint Backup.
- Enable your users to be automatically signed-in to Carbonite Endpoint Backup 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.
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.
- Carbonite Endpoint Backup single sign-on (SSO) enabled subscription.
In this tutorial, you configure and test Azure AD SSO in a test environment.
- Carbonite Endpoint Backup supports SP and IDP initiated SSO
Adding Carbonite Endpoint Backup from the gallery
To configure the integration of Carbonite Endpoint Backup into Azure AD, you need to add Carbonite Endpoint Backup 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 Carbonite Endpoint Backup in the search box.
- Select Carbonite Endpoint Backup 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 Carbonite Endpoint Backup 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 Carbonite Endpoint Backup.
To configure and test Azure AD SSO with Carbonite Endpoint Backup, complete the following building blocks:
- Configure Azure AD SSO - to enable your users to use this feature.
- Configure Carbonite Endpoint Backup SSO - to configure the Single Sign-On settings on application side.
- Create an Azure AD test user - to test Azure AD single sign-on with B.Simon.
- Assign the Azure AD test user - to enable B.Simon to use Azure AD single sign-on.
- Create Carbonite Endpoint Backup test user - to have a counterpart of B.Simon in Carbonite Endpoint Backup 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 Carbonite Endpoint Backup 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 edit/pen icon for Basic SAML Configuration to edit the settings.
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 one of the following URLs:
b. In the Reply URL text box, type one of the following URLs:
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 one of the following URLs:
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 Carbonite Endpoint Backup section, copy the appropriate URL(s) based on your requirement.
Configure Carbonite Endpoint Backup SSO
To automate the configuration within Carbonite Endpoint Backup, you need to install My Apps Secure Sign-in browser extension by clicking Install the extension.
After adding extension to the browser, click on Setup Carbonite Endpoint Backup will direct you to the Carbonite Endpoint Backup application. From there, provide the admin credentials to sign into Carbonite Endpoint Backup. The browser extension will automatically configure the application for you and automate steps 3-7.
If you want to setup Carbonite Endpoint Backup manually, open a new web browser window and sign into your Carbonite Endpoint Backup company site as an administrator and perform the following steps:
Click on the Company from the left pane.
Click on Single sign-on.
Click on Enable and then click Edit settings to configure.
On the Single sign-on settings page, perform the following steps:
In the Identity provider name textbox, paste the Azure AD Identifier value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.
In the Identity provider URL textbox, paste the Login URL value, which you have copied from the Azure portal.
Click on Choose file to upload the downloaded Certificate(Base64) file from the Azure portal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Carbonite Endpoint Backup.
In the Azure portal, select Enterprise Applications, and then select All applications.
In the applications list, select Carbonite Endpoint Backup.
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'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.
In the Add Assignment dialog, click the Assign button.
Create Carbonite Endpoint Backup test user
In a different web browser window, sign in to your Carbonite Endpoint Backup company site as an administrator.
Click on the Users from the left pane and then click Add user.
On the Add user page, perform the following steps:
Enter the Email, First name, Last name of the user and provide the required permissions to the user according to the Organizational requirements.
Click Add user.
In this section, you test your Azure AD single sign-on configuration using the Access Panel.
When you click the Carbonite Endpoint Backup tile in the Access Panel, you should be automatically signed in to the Carbonite Endpoint Backup for which you set up SSO. For more information about the Access Panel, see Introduction to the Access Panel.